Preventive Measures Pursued by College Students for The Prevention of Coronavirus in University of Kufa
Keywords:Preventive Measures, College Students, Coronavirus
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest pandemic with a high rate of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Crises like these can harm the academic functioning and psychophysical health of students. Students have an important role in controlling the spread of infectious diseases by pursuing prophylactic measures and this quantitative study.
Objectives: the study aims to explore how students perceive the COVID-19 crisis and what their personal experiences were while studying during the global pandemic.
Methodology: It is a descriptive study on Preventive measures pursued by college students for the prevention of Coronavirus, where the sample was collected from twenty-five universities, were collected (427) among students who are studying in a different field, and the majority of them was studied at the University of Kufa (53%), the samples were collected by a questionnaire prepared and designed in two parts, the first part consists of demographic information (7 items) and the second part Preventive measurement pursued by college students (18th item).
Results: The study showed that the means of scores of satisfaction of the preventive measurement (high), and also there is a no relationship between the demographic information and preventive measures, the overall total assessment is also high.
Recommendations: Overall, the researcher was able to prove that college students have sufficient knowledge and awareness of COVID-19, and the majority are willing to apply safety measures in the prevention of the coronavirus Continued access to online health information resources like free courses, clinical management guidelines, and webinars on COVID-19 offered internationally.
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