Knowledge, attitude and behavior towards COVID-19 among the Turkish healthcare workers

Yasin Uzuntarla 1 * , Sumeyra Ceyhan 2
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1 Department of Health Management, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Health Management and Organization, Health Services Vocational School, Bingol University, Bingol, Turkey
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 6, Issue 60, pp. 93-98. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9271
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Aim: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and the number of deaths linked to this disease have been increasing day by day, turning into a global health problem. Healthcare workers play a key role in the fight against COVID-19. It is aimed to determine the level of knowledge, attitude and behavior of Turkish healthcare workers towards COVID-19.
Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out with healthcare workers working in two state hospitals in Ankara and Bingol, Turkey. The participation rate in the survey was 76%, and the survey was completed by 836 healthcare workers.
Results: 56.3% of the participants are women, 64.9% are married and 44.9% are nurses. It was found that 85% of the healthcare workers had a medium level of knowledge, 87% had a high level of attitude and 89% had a high level of behavior. In addition, a significant difference was found in the knowledge level of healthcare workers according to monthly income level and profession, and their behaviors by age (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There is a significant positive correlation between knowledge, attitude and behavior towards COVID-19. Healthcare workers' training curricula and in-service training should provide information that will improve their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards COVID-19.

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Uzuntarla Y, Ceyhan S. Knowledge, attitude and behavior towards COVID-19 among the Turkish healthcare workers. J Clin Med Kaz. 2020;6(60):93-8. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/9271

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