Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nursing Students towards COVID-19 Pandemic in Oman.

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Abstract

Background: COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that requires the implementation of drastic measures to halt the disease's fast spread. Students commitment to preventive measures is impacted by their knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward the disease. Method: We sought to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding COVID-19 pandemic among Omani nursing students. A cross-sectional study was conducted at college of nursing, Sultan Qaboos University. A valid and reliable online survey was used to gather the data. Conclusion: We found that 96.9% of nursing students have moderate to high level of knowledge about COVID-19. The majority of nursing students held optimistic attitudes about the successful control of COVID-19 (78.5%) and the ability of Oman to conquer the virus (75.5%). While 87.7% of nursing students stayed away from crowded places, only 47.9% wore a mask when leaving their homes. Predictors of good knowledge included being a clinical student, wearing a mask while leaving home, and having a positive attitude about controlling the pandemic (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021

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