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KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES (KAP) ABOUT EBOLA AMONG EGYPTIAN HAJJ PILGRIMS IN 2016

AUTHORS:

Ali Hasan Alkhzaim *, Mohammed Abobakr Alammari, Rayan Mohammed Alghamdi, Mazin Abdul Manan Alsayed, Majd Masaoud Ahmad, Rayan Ali Alghamdi, Mojahed Hani Attar, Ali Moslih Almalki, Abdulrhman Ahmed Zamil, Abdulrhman Mohsen Althaqafi, Yasir Abdulhai Siddiq

ABSTRACT:

Aim: To determine the level of knowledge regarding Ebola virus disease among Egyptian Hajj pilgrims of Public Health and the attitude of Egyptian Hajj pilgrims of Public Health towards Ebola virus disease. Methods: A quantitative approach was used to identify the objective as it provides a detailed survey. In this quantitative study, data was collected from 435 Egyptian Hajj pilgrims. The population was limit to the age i.e. >18 years however, both male and female were considered. For analysing the collected, data Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used. Results: The study revealed that majority of the hajj pilgrims were not aware of the cause (69.0%), prevention of the diseases (67.8%) and cure of Ebola (51.5%). However, relationship between the knowledge and education is (p = 0.007) significant, relationship between practice and education has (p = 0.005) significance. Whereas, the relationship between attitude and education has no significant value i.e. (p = 0.025). Conclusion: There are negative effects of Ebola on the health of people as well as their socioeconomic life of communities. Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Ebola, Egyptian, Hajj Pilgrims

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