Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Healthcare Providers on Covid-19 in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Ossinga Bassandja
Issa Yakusu
Muyobela Kampunzu
Lofoli Bokota
Baelongandi Folo
Gilbert Bokungu Isongibi
Losimba Likwela

Abstract

Objective: Our study aimed to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of healthcare providers towards Covid-19 in general hospitals in the city of Kisangani.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken among the providers of these general hospitals. KAP on Covid-19 were assessed using a survey questionnaire.

Results: Female providers were predominant (64%). The majority of respondents were between 25 and 34 years old. 21 were general practitioners (16.7%). The majority had sufficient knowledge (92.2%) provided mainly by radio and television. 77 had a negative attitude towards the possibility of containing the disease; and 88.1% had good practices with regard to Covid-19.

Keywords:
Covid-19, healthcare providers, Kisangani, knowledge, attitude, practices

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Bassandja, O., Yakusu, I., Kampunzu, M., Bokota, L., Folo, B., Isongibi, G. B., & Likwela, L. (2021). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Healthcare Providers on Covid-19 in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases, 6(3), 20-28. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajrid/2021/v6i330197
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