Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1202-1210

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019

Authors: Godwin Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Waleed Alghamdi, Saif Hassan Alrasheed, Ali Saeed Ali Alghamdi, Abdullatif Saeed Alzahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Following the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high risk of exposure to infection. This study was designed to assess the awareness, perception, and practices toward COVID-19 infection and disease among HCWs in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted on HCWs working at different hospitals in Saudi Arabia. The data were gathered using a semi-structured questionnaire in Arabic. The questionnaire comprised four sections assessing demographic, knowledge, attitudes, and practice. Multivariate analysis was used to determine the factors associated with whether the participants were concerned about COVID-19. Results: More than half (63.8%) of the HCWs worked in direct contact with the patient. The majority (83%) of the respondents had various degrees of worry about COVID-19. The respondents had a good knowledge of COVID-19 and demonstrated a positive attitude toward prescribed protective measures, with 73.2% and 82% practicing regular handwashing and wearing face masks, respectively. Forty-two percent of HCWs perceived that they were at a high risk of being infected. The sex and number of years on the job of HCWs were significant predictors of the concerns about COVID-19. Conclusion: The majority of HCWs have excellent knowledge and awareness related to COVID-19 and its symptoms, which probably translated to a positive attitude toward preventive behavior and perception of the risk of the disease.

Keywords:
COVID-19, coronavirus, healthcare profession, prevention, Saudi Arabia.


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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019


Authors
Godwin Ovenseri-Ogbomo
Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Waleed Alghamdi
Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Saif Hassan Alrasheed
Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Saeed Ali Alghamdi
Alnakheel Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Abdullatif Saeed Alzahrani
Alnakheel Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.; s.rasheed@qu.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 03 Apr 2021
Accepted 24 Apr 2021
Published online 24 Apr 2021
Published in print 06 Jun 2021

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Ovenseri-Ogbomo G, Alghamdi W, Alrasheed SH, Alghamdi ASA, Alzahrani AS. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


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Ovenseri-Ogbomo G, Alghamdi W, Alrasheed SH, Alghamdi ASA, Alzahrani AS. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=70222 [Access: July 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


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Ovenseri-Ogbomo G, Alghamdi W, Alrasheed SH, Alghamdi ASA, Alzahrani AS. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


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Ovenseri-Ogbomo G, Alghamdi W, Alrasheed SH, Alghamdi ASA, Alzahrani AS. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. IJMDC. (2021), [cited July 25, 2021]; 5(5): 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


Harvard Style

Ovenseri-Ogbomo, G., Alghamdi, . W., Alrasheed, . S. H., Alghamdi, . A. S. A. & Alzahrani, . A. S. (2021) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. IJMDC, 5 (5), 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


Turabian Style

Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Godwin, Waleed Alghamdi, Saif Hassan Alrasheed, Ali Saeed Ali Alghamdi, and Abdullatif Saeed Alzahrani. 2021. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


Chicago Style

Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Godwin, Waleed Alghamdi, Saif Hassan Alrasheed, Ali Saeed Ali Alghamdi, and Abdullatif Saeed Alzahrani. "Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Godwin, Waleed Alghamdi, Saif Hassan Alrasheed, Ali Saeed Ali Alghamdi, and Abdullatif Saeed Alzahrani. "Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.5 (2021), 1202-1210. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


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Ovenseri-Ogbomo, G., Alghamdi, . W., Alrasheed, . S. H., Alghamdi, . A. S. A. & Alzahrani, . A. S. (2021) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1202-1210. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1617469399


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