Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Towards Handling Covid-19 Among Nurses in a teaching hospital

Authors

  • Roslinda Isa Centre of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.,
  • Noor Hafazieran Hamzah Centre of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.,
  • Norzanni Sharmila Jaffar Centre of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.,
  • Dwi Priyantini Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya, Indonesia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3492

Abstract

A new coronavirus was discovered in China that causes serious respiratory diseases. Nurses play an important role in handling patients with COVID-19. This study aims to assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards handling COVID-19 among nurses. A descriptive cross-sectional study was done, with questionnaires on nurses' knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding handling COVID-19. The majority of nurses (99.2%) have good knowledge, while 39.0% had a positive attitude, and 65.9% of nurses had good practice in handling patients with COVID-19. There is a significant relationship with weak correlation between attitude and practice (p= 0.024, r= 0.204).

Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, practice, COVID-19.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3492

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Isa, R., Hamzah, N. H. ., Jaffar , N. S., & Dwi Priyantini. (2022). Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Towards Handling Covid-19 Among Nurses in a teaching hospital. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 239-245. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3492