Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID 19 pandemic prevention among undergraduate student of Bule Hora University, southern Ethiopia



Aim:  The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of Bule Hora university undergraduate student towards COVID-19 pandemic prevention, October 2020

Methods and materials

The KAP of Bule Hora University undergraduate students were assessed using a cross-sectional study design. As a data collection tool, a structured questionnaire was used. Epi-Data version 4.5 was used to enter the data, and SPSS version 25 was used to analyze it. The Knowledge, Attitude and practice (KAP) of student was analyzed by using likert scale analysis and multinomial logistic regression analysis were used to analysis the association between dependent and independent variables

The results: -From total study participants, 75% and 69.8% of them have adequate knowledge and positive attitude on COVID-19 symptoms, prevention and control measures. 92% of respondents Known as COVID-19 can be transmitted directly through contact with infected surfaces. Half of the participants have adequate practice to prevent and control COVID-19 disease. The multinomial logistic regression show that residence (P=0.005, AOR=2. 48(1.296-5.803)) and income (P=0.004, AOR= 2.633(1.49-5.350)) has an association with Knowledge and attitude of students.

Conclusion: - the majority of undergraduate students of the Bule Hora University had well knowledge and more than half of them had a positive attitude about COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control. However, they have low practice to prevent COVI-19 pandemic

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