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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review

Authors Puspitasari IM, Yusuf L, Sinuraya RK, Abdulah R, Koyama H

Received 1 June 2020

Accepted for publication 10 July 2020

Published 30 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 727—733


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Irma Melyani Puspitasari,1,2 Lutfiah Yusuf,1 Rano K Sinuraya,1,2 Rizky Abdulah,1,2 Hiroshi Koyama3

1Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia; 2Center of Excellence in Higher Education for Pharmaceutical Care Innovation, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia; 3Department of Public Health, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan

Correspondence: Irma Melyani Puspitasari
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Bandung Sumedang KM 21, Jatinangor, Sumedang, Sumedang, Indonesia
Tel +62 22 84288888; Ext: 3510
Email [email protected]

Abstract: The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 due to its rapid spread on a global scale. More than 118,000 cases had been reported in 114 countries, and mortality had reached a total of 4291. Scholars have suggested that the level of panic is correlated with knowledge and attitude among the population. This review presents a summary of knowledge, attitude, and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic among healthcare workers, medical students, and populations in the US, the UK, Italy, Jordan, and China in April 2020. Analysis reveals that the level of the knowledge was positive in general, and optimistic attitudes and good practices are held. Utility of substantial knowledge and positive attitudes and practices hopefully can control the spread of COVID-19.

Keywords: optimism, practice, COVID-19, pandemic

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