Knowledge, attitude, perception towards COVID-19: A cross sectional study among nonprofessional population of Lahore

Syed Muhammad Ali, Mariam Basharat, Daniyal Saif , Haniya Tahir, Tayyab Tariq , Farooq Rashid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56536/ijpihs.v2i1.14

Keywords:

KAP, COVID-19, study in Lahore, businessmen, employees, daily-wagers, housewives

Abstract

Background: On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very different knowledge, attitude and perception among non professional population. We are cognizant that pandemic can becontrolled by providing proper knowledge and their satisfactory attitude and positive perception towards COVID-19.

Objective: It is aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitude and perception regarding COVID -19 among non-professional population of Lahore. Methods: A cross sectional survey was conducted in June, 2021 by validated self – dministered questionnaire. The survey instrument was tailored from a published questionnaire comprised of questions on demographics, knowledge, attitude, perception.


Results: Out of 150 random participants, 63 were employees, 43 were businessmen, 29 were daily wagers, 9 housewives. Irrespective of profession, population of Lahore has average knowledge, attitude and perception. While considering the categories we included, businessmen have better knowledge and perception while attitude is satisfactory among employees. While daily wagers showed poor knowledge, attitude and perception. Housewives also have average knowledge about this virus.

Conclusion: People with greater exposure like businessmen are well aware and up-to-dated about COVID-19. Due to limited social contact housewife had not enough knowledge about COVID-19. There is need to provide equal chances to all population to get proper knowledge and awareness about this virus so that we can control it inbetter way.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Knowledge, attitude, perception towards COVID-19: A cross sectional study among nonprofessional population of Lahore: Syed Muhammad Ali, Mariam Basharat, Daniyal Saif , Haniya Tahir, Tayyab Tariq , Farooq Rashid. (2021). International Journal of Pharmacy & Integrated Health Sciences, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.56536/ijpihs.v2i1.14