Awareness of Jordanian Surgical Patients about COVID 19 During Peak of Epidemic at JUH

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Abdelkarim Aloweidi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4906-9207
Sami Abu Halaweh
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-7789
Mahmoud Al-Mustafa
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2835-0777
Islam Massad
Ibrahim Qudaisat
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6907-5164
Ahmad El-Share
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0878-4666
Mohammad Rwaidi
Mohammad Yousef
Mazen Al-Nouti
Isam Bsisu
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8999-8334
Mohammad Aqel

Abstract

Around the first COVID-19 epidemic in Jordan, we aimed to explore awareness of COVID-19 (knowledge and attitudes) disease, treatment options, and preventive measures among patients who were admitted to Jordan University Hospital (JUH) and planned to undergo elective surgery over a period of 3 months in 2020.


This prospective cross-sectional article uses a questionnaire based survey which was provided to and was answered by patients themselves, then collected data was migrated to computer software and analyzed. The sample resulted in 292 patients. More than 95% were aware of the disease and and given age, educational levels and gender, we found no significant differences in knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 and protective and preventive measures. More than 60% of those surveyed were aware of COVID-19 serious complications and risk factors for developing them. Around 28% of patients who were admitted had significant anxiety from having COVID-19. The media appears to largely influence and spread some misconceptions about COVID-19 transmission and claimed therapies.

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Aloweidi, A., Abu Halaweh, S. ., Al-Mustafa, M., Massad, I., Qudaisat, I., El-Share, A., Rwaidi, M., Yousef, M., Al-Nouti, M., Bsisu, I., & Aqel, M. (2022). Awareness of Jordanian Surgical Patients about COVID 19 During Peak of Epidemic at JUH. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v17i1.869
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Abdelkarim Aloweidi, School of Medicine, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department, School of Medicine, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Sami Abu Halaweh, School of Medicine, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department, School of Medicine, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan