HNO Journal of Public Health and Nutrition http://hnojournals.com/index.php/hjphn <p>Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system. Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system. Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system. Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system.</p> <p>Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system. Include any information about your journal which may be of interest to readers, authors or reviewers. This could include your open access policy, the focus and scope of the journal, copyright notice, sponsorship disclosure, history of the journal, a privacy statement, and inclusion in any LOCKSS or CLOCKSS archival system.</p> Health and Nutrition Organization en-US HNO Journal of Public Health and Nutrition <p><label class="pkpFormFieldLabel" for="license-licenseTerms-control-en_US">License Terms goes here</label><button class="tooltipButton has-tooltip" data-original-title="null" aria-hidden="true"></button></p> Knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) towards COVID-19 and assessment of risks of infection by SARS-CoV-2 among the Bangladeshi population: An online cross sectional survey http://hnojournals.com/index.php/hjphn/article/view/kap <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>The COVID19 pandemic has been emerged from Wuhan, China in late 2019 and transmitted worldwide shortly. This rapidly transmitted disease infected more than one and half million and died more that 800K people. According to World Health Organization, the best ways of preventing this virus are to know about and act accordingly. Objectives of this study were to know the knowledge, attitude and practices towards COVID19 and to assess the risks of infections among Bangladeshi population.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Methods</strong></p> <p>An online cross sectional survey was conducted through social media. Questionnaires parted into demography, COVID19 Knowledge Test, and attitude &amp; practice questions. Selected questions were used to assess the risks of infections. All analysis including association of factors towards knowledge and risk were completed with SPSS 26.0 statistical software.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Results</strong></p> <p>Among 2045 respondents, 1122 (54·87%) respondents kept good knowledge. Knowledge were significantly diverged across age (OR: 0·497, P&lt;0·001), gender (OR: 0·666, P &lt;0·001), education levels (OR: 1·921, P &lt;0·001), residences (OR: 0·450, P &lt;0·001), income groups (OR: 1·251, P=0·033), and marital status (OR: 1·351, P&lt; 0·001). Despite the knowledge, the attitude and practices of Bangladeshi people are not impressive. Among population, 32·08%, and 44·30% people were in high, and in medium risk of infection respectively. No one is out of risk.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Reasons for the mediocre attitude and practices could be the poor knowledge, spreading of nonscientific information and orthodox religious believe. Government and policy makers must consider these knowledge levels, attitude &amp; practices and the risk of infection assessment to implement productive interventions for preventing the COVID19 in Bangladesh.</p> Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman Tasnima Haque Copyright (c) 2020-05-10 2020-05-10 1 1 29 36