EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
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Abstract

RAISING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS' AWARENESS OF MERS-CoV INFECTION IN MAKKAH HOSPITALS, KSA

Mohamed O. Nour*, Ahmed O. Babalghith, Hatim A. Natto, Sallahaldeen M. Alawneh and Fowzi O. Elamin

ABSTRACT

We aimed to assess knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of healthcare providers in Makkah hospitals regarding MERS-CoV infection and to measure effectiveness of the health education intervention used. The pretest data included 281 participants using self-administered questionnaire. Health education intervention using a combination of methods was conducted. After 3 months gap, a total of 188 participants responded to the post-intervention evaluation. Results showed significant post intervention improvement in their median scores for knowledge; (21 out of 28, P<0.001), attitude (6 out of 11, P=0.022) and cumulative KAP (34 out of 47, P<0.001) compared to the median scores obtained in the pre-test (18, 5.5 and 31 respectively). However; improvement in the median practice score after intervention was not significant. Continuous education and in-service training program on prevention of MERS-CoV are essential to improve healthcare providers' knowledge, change their attitudes and reduce the hazards attached with MERS-CoV infection.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Healthcare providers, Health education intervention, MERS-CoV.


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