publication . Article . 2020

Attitude, Perception, and Knowledge of COVID-19 Among General Public in Pakistan

Sammina Mahmood; Tariq Hussain; Faiq Mahmood; Mehmood Ahmad; Arfa Majeed; Bilal Mahmood Beg; Sadaf Areej;
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  • Published: 09 Dec 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
The World Health Organization has acknowledged coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease as a pandemic. Efforts are being made all over the world to raise awareness to prevent the spread of the disease. The goal of this study was to assess the attitude, perception, and knowledge of Pakistani people toward COVID-19 disease. We conducted a cross-sectional survey in which a questionnaire of 17 questions was transformed online on Google forms and was sent to random individuals online. A total of 1,000 questionnaires from individuals throughout Pakistan were evaluated. The results revealed that 42.9% of the participants knew about COVID-19 through social media, the...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, knowledge, perception, awareness, behavior, practices, public, Public Health, Brief Research Report, COVID-19, Pakistan, Pandemic, Psychological intervention, Social distance, Disease, Psychology, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Government, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cross-sectional study, Social media, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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