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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2021, 9(1), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-9-1-1
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Knowledge and Attitude of Health Science Students Regarding the Coronavirus Infection

Mosab Amoudi1,

1Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Arab American University, Palestine

Pub. Date: November 15, 2020

Cite this paper:
Mosab Amoudi. Knowledge and Attitude of Health Science Students Regarding the Coronavirus Infection. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2021; 9(1):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-9-1-1

Abstract

The rapid and extensive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a major cause of concern for the healthcare profession. The purpose of the study was to assess the level of COVID-19 knowledge and attitude among Allied Medical science students which composed of physiotherapy and occupational therapy students at the Arab American University Palestine. This was a cross-sectional study conducted between April 12 and May 12, 2020. A random sample of 290 physiotherapy and occupational therapy students enrolled in the study. An online questionnaire was used. Results: Participants used mostly social media (30.7%). Most students 235 (81.0%) showed good knowledge and 273 (94.1%) showed a negative attitude regarding the COVID-19. Conclusion: physiotherapy and occupational students showed a good level of knowledge about the COVID-19 and a negative attitude.

Keywords:
coronavirus COVID-19 knowledge attitude physiotherapy occupational therapy students

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