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Arzani A. Is It Necessary to Maintain Social Distancing During the Covid-19 Pandemic? An Assessment of Students’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice. Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (3) :1-10
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-58890-en.html
Iranshahr university of medical sciences , aarzani10@gmail.com
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Aims: Social distancing is one of the most effective methods to control the transmission of Covid-19. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of social distancing in the students of Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 342 students of Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences. Sampling was performed electronically using the availability sampling method. Data collection tools were a questionnaire of demographic information and a questionnaire designed for measuring students’ social distancing knowledge, attitude, and practice. Data were analyzed in SPSS version 16 using descriptive and inferential statistical tests at the 0.05 significance level. Findings: The mean age of participants was 21.56±2.112. Out of 342 participants, 222 (64.9%) were female, 84.2% were single, and 84.8% were living in urban areas. The median of social distancing knowledge, attitude, and practice scores were 6±1, 48±4, and 16±3, respectively. Out of the 342 surveyed students, 85.4% showed a good level of social distancing knowledge, 76% showed a good attitude towards social distancing, 22.8% showed moderate attitude, and none (0%) showed poor attitude. However, only 0.6% of the surveyed students earned good social distancing practice scores. Conclusion: Despite the good social distancing knowledge and attitude scores of the surveyed students, they were doing poorly in practicing social distancing. Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Social Distancing, Covid-19, Coronavirus
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Social Health
Received: 2022/01/22 | Accepted: 2022/04/9 | Published: 2022/07/1
* Corresponding Author Address: Iranshahr. Balouch BLV

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