Knowledge and Attitude TowardsCOVID-19 Among NursingStudents: Palestinian Perspective
Introduction:The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of internationalconcern and called for the collaborative efforts of all countries to prevent rapid spread.Objective:The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude towards COVID-19 among Palestiniannursing students.Methods:This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 218 nursing students from Arab American University and Al-QudsUniversity. The instrument was developed by the researchers after a critical literature review.Results:The results revealed that the majority of participates were third academic year level (60.6%). Only 84 (38.5%) ofrespondents had a high level of knowledge and 17(7.8%) had a positive attitude regarding COVID-19.Conclusion:The study confirmed that nursing students had a moderate level of knowledge about COVID-19 and a negativeattitude toward it.
knowledge , attitude , nursing students , COVID-19 , cross sectional study