publication . Article . 2014

Knowledge and attitude of healthcare workers about middle east respiratory syndrome in multispecialty hospitals of Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Umair Khan; Shahjahan Shah; Akram Ahmad; Omotayo Fatokun;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 14, issue 1 (issn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Background With the increase in prevalence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of acquiring and subsequently transmitting this lethal virus. In view of this, HCWs were evaluated for their knowledge of and attitude towards MERS in Saudi Arabia. Methods A cross sectional study was performed in two hospitals of Qassim region in Saudi Arabia. A total of 280 healthcare workers were selected to participate in this study. Knowledge and attitude were assessed by using self-administered and pretested questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were carried out to express participants’ demographic information, mean knowledge score a...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Research Article, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Public health, Cross-sectional study, Epidemiology, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Descriptive statistics, business.industry, business, Biostatistics, Health care, Nursing, Middle East respiratory syndrome, medicine.disease
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