Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of the Pakistani Population Regarding Facemasks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Asia Pac J Public Health. 2021 Mar 1:1010539521997261. doi: 10.1177/1010539521997261. Online ahead of print.


The main aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the public regarding mask use during the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. In this online survey, a questionnaire designed according to the World Health Organization’s recommendations for mask use and its method of use was administered to 426 Pakistani respondents. Only one third (33.1%) had adequate knowledge of mask use, more than two thirds (71.1%) had positive attitude to masks, and only less than half (43.0%) respondents had good practices regarding masks and preventive measures. Massive input from the governing bodies is needed to combat the threat of coronavirus.

PMID:33645264 | DOI:10.1177/1010539521997261