Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Covid-19 among Community Pharmacists in Tripoli - Libya

Authors

  • Soad Nouri Ibrahim Ashour
  • Mohammed Faez. Baobaid
  • Asma Ali Budalal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17375

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Covid-19, Community Pharmacists, Libya

Abstract

This research aims in measuring the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID-19
on community pharmacists in Tripoli, Libya. A cross-sectional survey was performed utilising an
online questionnaire from the 1st to 27th March 2021. Data were gathered from a random sample of
260 community pharmacists (CPs) in Tripoli. Of the 260 participants, most respondents (71.66%, n
= 187) had a good knowledge level about COVID-19. Moreover, approximately (88.23% n = 229) of
the participants had positive attitudes. Most of the participants (84.35%, n = 219) had good practice
levels against COVID-19. Educational level was associated with knowledge attitudes and pharmacist
practices (p <0.05). No association was found between employment type with attitudes and pharmacist
practices, while the experience was not associated with attitudes. There was a difference in the
degrees of knowledge of community pharmacists in marital status, age, experience, level of education
in relation to COVID-19. The only difference occurs in the CPs attitude scores for education level.
Moreover, employment, level of education, marital status, and experience were all associated with
levels of practice. The results indicated the existence of differences in the scores of CPs’ practices with
respect to marital status, experience and qualifications. Regarding COVID-19, good knowledge was
observed to be a better indicator of positive attitude (OR: 2.0993, p=0.001) and good practice (OR:1.
828, p=0.049) The requirements for applying the KAP of COVID-19 among CPs are acceptable and
require more attention.

Author Biographies

Soad Nouri Ibrahim Ashour

Master Student Medical School Department of Biomedicine, Management and
Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Mohammed Faez. Baobaid

Doctor at International Medical School Department of Biomedicine, Management and
Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Asma Ali Budalal

Research Associate, at University of Benghazi, Libya Department of Scientific Affairs

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Soad Nouri Ibrahim Ashour, Mohammed Faez. Baobaid, & Asma Ali Budalal. (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Covid-19 among Community Pharmacists in Tripoli - Libya. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 364–375. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17375