Knowledge, attitudes, and practices surrounding COVID-19 among Sudan citizens during the pandemic: an online cross-sectional study
Background: A number of protective and cautionary protocols have been adopted to control the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Sudan. People’s commitment to these protocols is affected by their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP).
Objective: To measure the Sudanese population’s KAP in relation to COVID-19 during the pandemic.
Method: A web sample was enrolled with success via the authors’ relations with citizens and standard media in Khartoum, Sudan. A self-administered online KAP questionnaire was completed by the respondents.
Results: Among the study sample (n=2336),66.4% between 18 and 29 years old, 60.7% were ladies, 75.9% had a high school education, and 76.1% were Khartoum citizens. The general correct rate of the knowledge questionnaire was 84.7%. The majority of the participants (94.8%) were ready to commit to the decision of staying at home. A large proportion of the participants (92%) frequently washed their hands or using antiseptic.
Conclusion: Health teaching programs geared to enhancing COVID-19 knowledge are useful for Sudan citizens fostering positive attitudes and disseminating knowledge relating to helpful practices. Due to the limited sample representativeness, we must be cautious when generalizing these findings.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, COVID-19, Sudan.
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