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Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul,
2021, Volume 43, Issue 2, Pages 132-138
Backgroud: COVID-19 or the disease caused by the SARS – Cov2 – (sever acute respiratory syndrome caused by coronavirus 2 ). Coronavirus has caused a pandemic that has affected patients in more than 188 countries and territories around the world.
Prodigious restrictions and safety measures have been adopted by the governments to control the spread of wildfire coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, the effective implementation of these measures depends upon the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of the people.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was designed for the present study. The study was conducted from May 2020 to Septembet 2020 in Mosul city and include adults who are not working in the medical field and visit family medicine centers or hospitals for any reasons except having a disease
Results: this study revealed that about (190) 95% of the participant knows that the disease can be spread by droplet of patient and (136) 68 % of them believe that surfaces touched by patient could be one of the measures to transmit the disease and (156) 78% of them said that the disease may transmited from asymptomatic patient.
Regarding the knowledge of the participant about measures used to prevent spread of Covid 19 this research demonstrates that (198) 99% and (190) 95% of them convinced that proper hand wash and maintain appropriate distance between himself and other person specially with symptoms is an effective measure to prevent transmission of the disease . On the other hand , this study check the attitude of the participants toward Covid 19 which found that 76% and 72% of them have a good attitude toward covid 19 which was washing hands regularly and put facemask while only 59% believe that curfew during pandemic state are useful and 58% found that the preventive measures advised by health personnel were useful and 63% still considered that this disease designed as a biological weapon.
Conclusions: According to this study about 65% of the participant have good knowledge , 63.4 % of them have good attitude a toward Covid 19 which is very important to limit it's transmission through the population .