Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Towards COVID-19 Among Abudwak Population, Galmudug, Somalia

Ibrahim Yasin Khalif, Abdullah Abdirahman Mahamud, Shafii Abdullahi Mohamed


The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards COVID-19 among Abudwak Population in Somalia. Cross-sectional study was conducted in this study. Total of 420 participants (214 male and 206 female) were enrolled and analyzed using SPSS version 20. The knowledge of study participants were good and have clear concept of COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the respondent 184 (45%) have heard COVID-19 from social media as the main source of the knowledge. The majority of participant 342(81.4%) has good knowledge the way of transmit of COVID-19. In term of attitude mean score of the respondent their age group >40 years (3.41 16?"> 1.24) were higher than the respondent age group < 25 years (2.98 16?"> 1.14). In the case of month income, income group >$800 per month have practice scores (4.45 16?"> 1.25) which is higher than to the income group <$200 per month (3.91 16?"> 1.16). It is suggested that community should continue to strengthen the knowledge, attitude, and practice towards against the COVID-19 or any new emerging infectious disease, so that Somalia can win the battle against the disease.

Keynote: COVID-19, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Abudwak Population.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/96-03

Publication date: December 31st 2021


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