Abstract
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Mwandi District of Zambia
Tinkler Saul Simbeye*, Pamela Mwansa, Queen Mulenga, Evason Mandona, Esther Masebe, Arthur Chisanga, Remmy Mulenga, Inonge Milupi Muyunda, Mary Mtonga Chimwala, Kennedy Mwila and Dorothy Banda
Corresponding Author: Tinkler Saul Simbeye, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, Lusaka Apex Medical University, Zambia.
Revised: May 16, 2023; Available Online: May 16, 2023
Citation: Simbeye TS, Mwansa P, Mulenga Q, Mandona E, Masebe E, et al. (2023) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Mwandi District of Zambia. J Infect Dis Res, 6(S2): 14.
Copyrights: ©2023 Simbeye TS, Mwansa P, Mulenga Q, Mandona E, Masebe E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.q
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This study sought to determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of people aged between 15 and 50 towards COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures from 2019 to 2021 in order to enhance the impact of COVID-19 preventive measures in Mwandi District of Zambia. The study also revealed that 95% (361) of the respondents had adequate level of knowledge on COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. And age, marital status, level of education, occupation and number of children were found to have significant correlation with level of knowledge on COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures (P<0.05).

It also revealed that the vast majority of the respondents 92.1% (350) had good attitude towards COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. Level of education and occupation were found to have statistically significant association with level of attitude towards COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures (P<0.05). The study also uncovered that 76.1% (289) of the respondents had good practice towards COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures while 23.9% (91) had poor practice towards COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. Level of education and occupation were found to have statistically substantial association with level of practice towards covid-19 infection prevention and control measures (P<0.05).

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, COVID-19, Mwandi District, Zambia