International Journal of Biology Sciences

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B (2023)

Knowledge, attitudes and perception on prevention and control of COVID-19 in Obowo local government area Imo state Nigeria

Author(s):

Iwunze JI

Abstract:

The study was aimed to ascertain the people’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Perception on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in Obowo Local Government Area Imo State Nigeria. Survey method was adopted using questionnaires for data collection. A total of 200 questionnaire were shared. Also, in-depth interviews (IDIs) observing COVID-19 protocol (Social distancing and putting face mask) were conducted in order to determine the level of participants’ knowledge on transmission, treatment and approaches to control. Results from the distribution showed that more than 200(100.0%) of the respondents have heard about COVID-19 and Health workers 102(51.0) and Radio/TV 50(25.0) were their major source of information. About 123(63.0) optioned Air droplets via breathing, sneezing and coughing as the major mode of transmission while 43(21.5) said touching of contaminated objects and surfaces. The results also showed that 99(49.5) respondents believed Coughing is the major symptoms while 31(15.5) said sneezing, fever 23(11.5), shortness in breath 22(11.0). However, 106(53.0) of the respondents identified Hand washing and social distancing as the major prevention and control, use of face mask 51(25.5), while 31(15.5) identified disinfecting contaminated surface. This study recorded good knowledge and attitudes among participants, however, community-based health campaigns are necessary to hold optimistic attitudes and practice appropriate intervention measures devoid of misconceptions.

Pages: 95-98  |  81 Views  27 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Iwunze JI. Knowledge, attitudes and perception on prevention and control of COVID-19 in Obowo local government area Imo state Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2023;5(1):95-98. DOI: 10.33545/26649926.2023.v5.i1b.152
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