Online survey of Covid-19 among residents of Plateau state, Nigeria: An assessment of knowledge, perception and prevention practices

International Journal of Biomedical Research

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Title Online survey of Covid-19 among residents of Plateau state, Nigeria: An assessment of knowledge, perception and prevention practices
Creator Gomerep, Simji Samuel
Miner, Chundung
Meshak, Daniel Jatau
Chollom, Solomon Chuwang
Bot, Kim Jerry
Okolo, Mark Ojogba
Dablet, Ezra Samuel
Nwokolo, Louis Onyechi
Jonathan, Bulus
Pyentim, Ponfa
Lenka, Mercy
Ndak, Andrawus
Adewale, Mathew
Eugene, Eugene Chidi
Subject COVID-19
Plateau State
Description Background: The global pandemic of COVID-19 has continued to spread across the world due to its highly infectious nature. Its control as of present is dependent on measures that involve banning of large gatherings, physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough hygiene and restrictions of movement. This requires that the general public is made aware of these strategies and adheres to them strictly. This study aimed to generate information on the knowledge base, perception, and prevalent practices in Plateau State of Nigeria.
Methodology: It was a cross-sectional survey in which responses were obtained through an online platform from adult residents of the State. Knowledge, perceptions and prevention practices of COVID-19 were assessed and analysed using Microsoft Excel and Epi-Info at a significance level of p < 0.05
Results: Responses were obtained from 732 participants. Sixteen out of the 17 local government areas of the State were captured. The age group 21-50 year made up 85% of the respondents and all had some level of education. The mean level of knowledge was 24.5 ± 3.9 and was significantly associated with age and level of education. Perceptions and practices were however not commensurate with the high level of knowledge.
Conclusion: There is a need to increase awareness efforts to fill knowledge gaps and dispel some misconceptions and there is a need for a reciprocal improvement by the residents to adapt the practices that are needed to ensure that the disease is brought under control.
Publisher Scholar Science Journals
Date 2020-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Biomedical Research; Vol. 11 No. 8 (2020): Aug; e5506
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Biomedical Research

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