Individuals' coronavirus disease knowledge levels: A cross-sectional survey in eleven countries

Metin Yıldız 1 * , Abraham Tanimowo 2, Marco Monti 3, Mehmet Salih Yıldırım 4, Ram Bahadur Khadka 5, Asma Hasan Sbaih 6, Çiğdem Müge Haylı 7, Muhammad Tayyeb 8, Sweta Majumder 9, Anis Uddin 10, Tajudeen Oluwafemi Noibi 11, Güray Okyar 1
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1 Department of Nursing, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University School of Health, Agri, Turkey
2 Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
3 University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
4 Vocational School of Health Services, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University School of Health, Agri, Turkey
5 Department of Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Crimson College of Technology affiliated to Pokhara University, Butwal, Nepal
6 Palestine Ahliya University, Bethlehem, Palestine
7 Department of Nursing, Cyprus Science University, Girne, Northern Cyprus
8 College of Medical Technology, Medical Teaching institutions, Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan, Pakistan
9 India
10 Southern University Bangladesh, Chattogram, Bangladesh
11 Universidad Autonoma Ciudad Juarez Mexıcan, Chihuahua, Mexico
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9710
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Objective: This descriptive cross-sectional survey determined the individuals' coronavirus disease knowledge levels in eleven countries.
Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with one thousand forty-three (n= 1043) individuals between November and December 2020. Data were collected through an online form with questions on coronavirus disease knowledge.
Results: This study revealed that the mean score of coronavirus disease knowledge level was 10.50±3.59. The level of knowledge of coronavirus disease was also found to be statistically higher among nationality (Turkey (Agri), Azerbaijan (Baku), Palestine (Hebron), Nigeria (Ibadan), Pakistan (Charsadda), India (Punjab), Bangladesh (Chittagong), Mexico (Chihuahua), Nepal (Kathmandu), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Girne) and Italy (Chieti), information channel for coronavirus disease (television/radio, internet, brochure/poster, scientific works), and how stressful do you feel due to coronavirus disease (p <0.001). Furthermore, a negative correlation was found between coronavirus disease knowledge level and age (p <0.001).
Conclusions: In this study, it was found that the knowledge level of coronavirus disease was moderate.

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Yıldız M, Tanimowo A, Monti M, Yıldırım MS, Khadka RB, Sbaih AH, et al. Individuals' coronavirus disease knowledge levels: A cross-sectional survey in eleven countries. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2021;18(2):8-13. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9710

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