Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Students of Jahrom University of medical sciences to the new coronavirus (Covid- 19)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Anesthesiology, Critical care and pain management research center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

2 Forensic Physician, Director General of Forensic Medicine of Fars Province, Research Center of Forensic Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD in Medical Genetics, Forensic Medicine, Research Center of Forensic Medicine, Tehran, Iran.

4 Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

5 Research center for social Determinants of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.


Background and Aim: COVID19 was developed in late 2019 and is rapidly spreading across the globe, including Iran. The main programs offered are to prevent the spread of the disease based on personal hygiene and to observe behaviors such as social distance. Meanwhile, the knowledge of medical students about the disease and the behavior they offer against it is also important for people because of this pattern. In this study, the awareness, attitude and performance of medical students in Jahrom city against this disease have been studied.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, awareness, attitude and performance of 241 students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in relation to COVID 19 by designing a questionnaire consisting of areas of awareness, attitude and performance of people and the source of information and confidence (media) was measured for coronavirus. After confirming the validity and reliability of the questionnaire, the online questionnaire was completed by individuals
Results: The mean score of students' awareness, attitude and performance of Corona virus was above average and was 73.84, 79.62 and 77.97% (out of 100%), respectively. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between field of study, marital status, academic year and the number of family members and students' performance in coronary heart disease (p-value <0.05).
Conclusion: Given the importance of individual behavior in controlling the prevalence of COVID-19 disease, providing a tool for measuring the awareness, attitude and performance of people in the community, the questionnaire designed in this study can be used in future research. Also, medical students seem to have an acceptable insight into the disease as individuals who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus.


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