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Asian Journal of Epidemiology
  Year: 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 11-21
DOI: 10.3923/aje.2021.11.21
 
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Management of COVID-19 among Health Care Givers: An Afro-Asian Perspective

A.F. Ajayi, R.E. Akhigbe , Sahu K. Ram, A. Kuku and J.O. Bamidele

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Early screening may facilitate prompt detection and management of COVID-19 cases. Despite the growth in Medicare in the past years, the recent pandemic remains a global threat. This may be secondary, at least in part, to a negative attitude and inappropriate practices of health care professionals (HCPs). This study sought to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of HCPs concerning COVID-19. Materials and Methods: This was an online survey designed to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices of HCPs about COVID-19. The study included HCPs in Nigeria and India. Results: A total of 1146 responses to the survey were obtained. Out of the surveyed HCPs, 65.4% routinely screened for COVID-19 using temperature check, relevant history and clinical manifestation, 91.6% were comfortable discussing the pandemic with patients, 64.9% were confident about diagnosing COVID 19 correctly and 54.5% were worried about the stigmatization of COVID-19 confirmed patients. Only 35.6% of the HCPs had ever received training on COVID-19 while about 95.8% were interested in such training. Most of the health workers showed positive attitudes towards the prevention and management of COVID 19. Conclusion: The authors identified a need for training on COVID-19 to improve and facilitate early detection and prompt management by HCPs. The training would reflect on the spread of the deadly infection.
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A.F. Ajayi, R.E. Akhigbe, Sahu K. Ram, A. Kuku and J.O. Bamidele, 2021. Management of COVID-19 among Health Care Givers: An Afro-Asian Perspective. Asian Journal of Epidemiology, 14: 11-21.

DOI: 10.3923/aje.2021.11.21

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=aje.2021.11.21

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