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Pak J Nucl Med. 2021; 11(1): 0-0

Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department

Authors: Kahkashan Bashir Mir, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Sadaf Batool, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Mohammad Faheem, Ayesha Ammar Bukhari.

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Abstract

Background: COVID 19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic. The knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) towards COVID-19 play a fundamental role in determining a societyís predisposition to accept behavioral changes advised by health authorities. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practices about COVID-19 among a convenient sample of patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine department in Pakistan. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted through a comprehensive questionnaire consisting of four sections including demographics, knowledge, attitude and practices amongst patients and their attendants coming to the Nuclear Medicine Department of AECH-NORI, from different areas of Pakistan over a duration of 2.5 months from Mid April to June 2020. The data from 231 participants (n=231) were collected and results were compiled. A p-value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Gender was a significant predictor of the level of knowledge and practices concern (P < 0.05). Education is having statistically significant correlation with attitudes and practices in addition to knowledge (P < 0.05). Young and middle aged patients were more concern about the disease as compared to elderly population. Majority of the participants have sufficient knowledge about the disease (75.8%), good attitude (66.3%) but having poor practices (48.5%) towards the disease prevention. Conclusion: The study suggests that majority of patients and their attendants have adequate knowledge and awareness related to COVID-19. However, some aspects of practice were found to be deficient. Consistent counseling and awareness programs are still required to manage the pandemic in Pakistan and limiting the related morbidity and mortality.

Keywords:   COVID-19, Knowledge, Awareness, Practice.


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Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department


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Kahkashan Bashir Mir
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Shazia Fatima
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Noreen Marwat
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Sadaf Batool
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Adnan Saeed
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Mohammad Faheem
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Ayesha Ammar Bukhari
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, NORI, Islamabad, Pakistan
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. Kahkashan Bashir Mir *Nuclear Medicine Specialist, Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital, Nuclear Medicine Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute (AECH-NORI), Islamabad, Pakistan.; alikahkashan@ymail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Aug 2020
Revised 27 Nov 2020
Accepted 26 Dec 2020
Published online 11 Mar 2021
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Mir KB, Fatima S, Marwat N, Batool S, Saeed MA, Faheem M, Bukhari AA. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir KB, Fatima S, Marwat N, Batool S, Saeed MA, Faheem M, Bukhari AA. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir KB, Fatima S, Marwat N, Batool S, Saeed MA, Faheem M, Bukhari AA. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir, K. B., Fatima, . S., Marwat, . N., Batool, . S., Saeed, . M. A., Faheem, . M. & Bukhari, . A. A. (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir, Kahkashan Bashir, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Sadaf Batool, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Mohammad Faheem, and Ayesha Ammar Bukhari. 2021. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir, Kahkashan Bashir, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Sadaf Batool, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Mohammad Faheem, and Ayesha Ammar Bukhari. "Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department." doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir, Kahkashan Bashir, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Sadaf Batool, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Mohammad Faheem, and Ayesha Ammar Bukhari. "Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department." doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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Mir, K. B., Fatima, . S., Marwat, . N., Batool, . S., Saeed, . M. A., Faheem, . M. & Bukhari, . A. A. (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practices related to Coronavirus Pandemic among patients and their attendants visiting Nuclear Medicine Department. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1597512586


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