COVID-19 Prevention Knowledge and Practice Amongst Syrian Refugees

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Ola A. Kutah


Background: COVID-19 is global health, economic, and social issue that needs to be eradicated, especially amongst vulnerable populations such as refugees. Syrian refugees in Jordan face serious health concerns due to a coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 prevention needs extensive education and constant adherence to optimal measures.

Objectives: This study assessed Syrian refugees' knowledge and practices regarding COVID-19 prevention at Jordan's Zaatari camp.

Design: A cross-sectional design utilizing an online survey collected data, recruiting a convenience snowball sample of 98 Syrian refugees.

Results: Participants' overall knowledge and practices of COVID-19 prevention were moderate, and statistical significance was found between knowledge and practice for participants with chronic diseases.

Conclusion: An educational intervention and awareness initiatives for the less educated are warranted to increase knowledge and practices regarding COVID-19 prevention among refugees.

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