This study investigated the knowledge of women toward COVID-19 during the pandemic during attending to gynecological clinic. The study aimed to identify the relation of certain demographic features with knowledge of COVID-19. A cross-sectional study was conducted, from 1st xx 2020 to 1st xx 2020. The information was gathered and analyzed. The study showed that (97%) knowing about seriousness, (99%) about the causative agent, and (94%) about the clinical feature of COVID-19 correct knowledge. Most of the study sample knew the common methods of transmission of COVID-19 disease (respiratory droplets (94.2%), direct contact (90.6%) while only (78.4%) reply that the food was not a method of transmission of the disease). The answers were regarding the correct knowledge about preventive and control measure as followings: Isolation and physical distances (100%), washing hands with soap for at least 60 seconds (99.1%), using mask for mouth and nose (94.5%), using alcohol for disinfection (91.7%) but knowing about the presence of vaccination and antibiotics for the disease only 97.8% for vaccination, and (70.7%) reply that there are no vaccination and antibiotics for the disease till now. Most Medical and dental students had very good knowledge about COVID-19 virus disease (causes, clinical features, mode of transmission, the seriousness and prevention methods of COVID-19 disease).
COVID-19, Knowledge, Medical Students, Dental Students, Coronavirus
Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is a disease caused by a novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2. It causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus2 (SARS-Cov-2). It is found firstly in Wuhan City, China [1,2]. The infection started when SARS-CoV-2 enter to respiratory system and infect the lower airways via angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2) receptor binding. The main mode of transmission of COVID-19 is the close contact with infected person [3,4]. The clinical features of COVID-19 are sneezing, flu-like, fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, dyspnea, and myalgia [5,6]. Public awareness and knowledge about the COVID-19 help in the prevention of the virus disease and help in prevention in the healthy practices and responsive behavior . Nowadays, COVID-19 infection in Iraq accounted 2,316,306 cases with 25,131 deaths .
The aim of the study to assess the knowledge of women with gynecological problems toward COVID-19 pandemic.