Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Medical and Non-medical Frontliners in the 3rd District of Cagayan on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Medical and Non-medical Frontliners in the 3rd District of Cagayan on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Jinky Marie T. Chua, Mark Kelwin Daguiao, Julius T. Capili
Int. J. Biosci.23( 3), 11-23, September 2023.
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Abstract

Respiratory infections are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This study generally examined the knowledge, attitude, and practices of medical and non-medical frontliners in the 3rd District of Cagayan on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. This cross-sectional design study used a questionnaire to obtain the necessary data. A total of 385 respondents were chosen using a stratified random sampling procedure. The study revealed that the respondents have a moderate level of knowledge of the cause and transmission, a high level of clinical manifestation, and a low level of knowledge of the treatment and management, including the control and prevention of SARS. The level of educational attainment, occupation, and source of information are significant to their knowledge, attitude, and practices. Employment status, monthly income, and institutions visited when they are not feeling well greatly influence their attitude. However, the number of seminars on SARS significantly correlates with their knowledge level. Lastly, there is a significant association between the respondents’ level of knowledge and attitude and practices towards respiratory infection.

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