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Assessing the Level of Awareness and Knowledge of COVID 19 Pandemic among Syrians

Louay Labban*, Nasser Thallaj and Abear Labban

This study was conducted through a valid and reliable questionnaire including socio-demographic and COVID 19 knowledge data. This study investigates the level of awareness about COVID 19. This research aimed to assess the current level of awareness towards COVID 19 among Syrians through a well-designed questionnaire. Data were collected online from a sample of 400 respondents.

The main objectives of this study were to study the awareness of Syrian people about the knowledge of information about COVID 19 and protection methods. The major findings of this study are that mostly people do have not awareness about COVID 19, transmission and prevention methods.

The majority of the participants showed generally moderate knowledge about COVID 19. Age, education, level of education and occupation were the only significant factors that improved the level awareness. Groups of respondents of age 35-50 years, college graduates, medical professions and income over than 300,000 Syrian Pounds showed high level of knowledge and awareness of COVID 19 whereas low income and low education level respondents showed the opposite.

Empowering public information regarding the epidemiology of the COVID 19 is needed. Medical profession respondents can be helpful in educating other groups and they can communicate with health care providers in order to control COVID 19 outbreak.