Amberbir WD*, Feleke B, Yibelital A and Mohamed H
Department of Anesthesia, Menelik II Health Science College, Addis Abeba, EthiopiaFulltext PDF
Introduction: The recent pandemic called COVID-19 is most contagious severe acute respiratory disease emerged in China and affected all over the world. Following this pandemic, various protective steps have been taken by nations around the globe. Ethiopia has taken numerous preventive and control steps. Therefore, there is an immediate need to consider students' awareness, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 in order to enhance the targeted management and health education of COVID-19 among students in countries affected by the disease. Aim of the Study: The main aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice and associated factors among Menelik II Medical and Health Science College students towards COVID-19 prevention, Addis Ababa from December 20th, 2020 to May 31st, 2021 G.C. Methods and Materials: Institutional based cross section study was conducted among students at Menelik II Medical and Health Science College Students in Addis Ababa. Active students, registered second-semester academic calendar were included in this study. Systematic sampling method was employed on 340 students and data was collected by trained data collectors using questioner adapted from different studies and modified to our context. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 25. Descriptive and analytic analyses were estimated. Both Crude and adjusted odds ratio were estimated using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression model respectively. Variables with P value less than 0.05 in final model were reported as significant factor associated with Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP). Result: In this study, 313 students were participated with response rate of 92%. 251 (80.2%) had good knowledge and 213 (68.1%) had positive attitude toward COVID-19 prevention and control. While only 125 (39.9%) had good practice. age, sex was predictor of knowledge; age and knowledge were associated with attitude and again knowledge and attitude were associated with practice of the students toward prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemics. Conclusion: Current study revealed that there was a gap in knowledge, attitude, and practice of students toward COVID-19 prevention and controlling strategy. Even though the students had better knowledge, the proportion of practice was low. Moreover, knowledge, attitude, and practice were linked each other. Thus, knowledge and attitude were the main determinants of practice. In addition to this, again age and sex was predictor of knowledge while age and knowledge were associated with attitude.
Amberbir WD, Feleke B, Yibelital A, Mohamed H. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices and Associated Factors among Menelik II Health Science College Students Towards COVID-19 Prevention Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021: A Cross- Sectional Study. Ann Med Medical Res. 2023; 6: 1066..