Journal of Health Education Research & Development

ISSN: 2380-5439

Open Access

Beksisa Urge

Animal Health Research Program, Holeta Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, PO Box 31, Holeta, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Prevention Practices of Farmers toward COVID-19 Pandemic in the Central Highland of Ethiopia
    Author(s): Fekadu Gutema*, Beksisa Urge, Tamirat Siyoum, Temesgen Kassa and Markos T

    COVID-19 is an emerging contagious viral disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that threatens and disturbs humanity. A cross-sectional study was conducted in three districts of the central highlands of Ethiopia from July 2020 to September 2020 to assess the knowledge, attitude, and prevention practices of the farmers toward the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 131 respondents were participated in the present study of which 37.8% (49) were from Ada’a Berga, 31.3% (41) from Ejere, and 31.3% (41) from Walmara district. Majority of the study participants 86.3% (113) were male, whereas 77.1% (101) were between ages 18–39 years with an average age of 45.34+1.079. All present study participants have heard about COVID-19 cases in which 91.6% (120) of them get information from mass media whereas 6.9% (9) of them from family and friends. In the present study, 90% (95% CI: 83.67-94.05%) of the r.. Read More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.100002

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