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Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study

Alaa Abu Zaid, Muna Barakat, Rajaa A. Al-Qudah, Saba Albetawi, 5Alaa Hammad.

Abstract
Background: The behavior of the general public in Jordan will likely have an important effect on the how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic spreads. Human behavior is influenced by people’s knowledge and awareness. The aim of the study is to determine the knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 among the general public in Jordan.
Method: Cross-sectional online survey conducted between March 17 and March 23, 2020. A sample of 3,791 adults in Jordan who were representative of the general population by gender, age, occupation, marital status, employment status and educational level. Measurements: Response to 23 survey questions.
Results: Participants generally had satisfactory knowledge of the main mode of disease transmission and the common symptoms of COVID-19, as half of the participants confirmed that transmission is via droplets from sneezing or coughing and from contaminated surfaces. In addition, most (77%) of the respondents stated that more than one category could be at high risk of complications from COVID-19, including the elderly, people with weak immune systems, those with heart problems, and diabetic patients. However, a substantial proportion of participants had misconceptions about how to prevent infection. For instance, about 80% of participants thought that wearing a mask was effective in protecting them from acquiring COVID-19.
Conclusion: These findings can guide government information campaigns that will be covered by media. Rapid online surveys could be an important tool in tracking the public’s knowledge and misperceptions of COVID-19 over time.

Key words: COVID-19; awareness; knowledge; community; Jordan


 
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Zaid AA, Barakat M, Al-Qudah RA, Albetawi S, Hammad A. Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. SRP. 2020; 11(7): 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22


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Zaid AA, Barakat M, Al-Qudah RA, Albetawi S, Hammad A. Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. http://www.sysrevpharm.org//?mno=121930 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22


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Zaid AA, Barakat M, Al-Qudah RA, Albetawi S, Hammad A. Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. SRP. 2020; 11(7): 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



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Zaid AA, Barakat M, Al-Qudah RA, Albetawi S, Hammad A. Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. SRP. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 11(7): 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



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Zaid, A. A., Barakat, . M., Al-Qudah, . R. A., Albetawi, . S. & Hammad, . A. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. SRP, 11 (7), 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



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Zaid, Alaa Abu, Muna Barakat, Rajaa A. Al-Qudah, Saba Albetawi, and Alaa Hammad. 2020. Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 11 (7), 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



Chicago Style

Zaid, Alaa Abu, Muna Barakat, Rajaa A. Al-Qudah, Saba Albetawi, and Alaa Hammad. "Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 11 (2020), 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



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Zaid, Alaa Abu, Muna Barakat, Rajaa A. Al-Qudah, Saba Albetawi, and Alaa Hammad. "Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 11.7 (2020), 135-142. Print. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22



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Zaid, A. A., Barakat, . M., Al-Qudah, . R. A., Albetawi, . S. & Hammad, . A. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of community toward COVID-19 in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 11 (7), 135-142. doi:10.31838/srp.2020.7.22





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