Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID-19 among chronic disease patients visiting public hospitals.

Publication date: Jul 01, 2023

Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19) is a potentially severe acute respiratory infection first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is currently a global health issue and a public health emergency for the entire world, including Ethiopia. People with comorbidities of chronic disease are at higher risk for severe disease and death from this virus. Hence, in order to better control the COVID-19 pandemic, their understanding, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 prevention measures should be improved. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of chronically ill patients toward COVID-19 among chronic disease patients. An institutional-based cross-sectional study was employed among patients with chronic diseases visiting public hospitals in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, from April to June 2021. An interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to retrieve data from systematically selected 319 chronic disease patients. The data were entered using EpiData version 4. 4.2. 1 and analyzed by SPSS version 23. Both bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were done to identify factors associated with the outcome variables. Significance was determined at a p value of

Concepts Keywords
China Attitude
December Chronic disease
Hospitals COVID-19
June Hospitals
Pandemic Knowledge


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH chronic disease
disease MESH virus disease
disease MESH infection
disease MESH emergency
disease MESH death
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide

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