Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Pakistani population regarding facemasks during the covid-19 pandemic
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The main aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the public regarding mask use during the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. In this online survey, a questionnaire designed according to the World Health Organization's recommendations for mask use and its method of use was administered to 426 Pakistani respondents. Only one third (33.1%) had adequate knowledge of mask use, more than two thirds (71.1%) had positive attitude to masks, and only less than half (43.0%) respondents had good practices regarding masks and preventive measures. Massive input from the governing bodies is needed to combat the threat of coronavirus.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Tahir, M. A.,
(2021). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Pakistani population regarding facemasks during the covid-19 pandemic. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_mc/189