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      Investigation on awareness of prevention and control of COVID-19 among medical students

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          Objective To explore the awareness of prevention and control of COVID-19 among medical students, aimed to provide theoretical support for the follow-up health education.

          Methods A cross-sectional study used WeChat group joint questionnaire star was carried out in 589 medical students from Medical College of Shaoguan University to inquiry the awareness of prevention and control of COVID-19 with a self-made questionnaire titled “The awareness of epidemic disease prevention and control (taking COVID-19 as an example)”. The t-test was used to compare the basic cognition of different genders after scoring the basic cognition questions of COVID-19.

          Results A generally satisfied result of medical students toward COVID-19 coginition was observed, and there was no gender difference. Almost all students believe that less going out (100%) and wearing masks (97.79%) are effective measures to prevention and control of COVID-19, and most of them (87.93%) take the initiative to learn how to wear masks.

          Conclusion Medical students have a good awareness of the prevention and control of COVID-19. The publicity and education of the government and institutions are timely and effective.

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          摘要: 目的 调查医学生对新型冠状病毒肺炎防控知识的知晓度情况, 了解医学生新型冠状病毒肺炎的防控意识, 为后续开展健康教育提供理论支撑。 方法 对589名来自韶关学院医学院的在校医学生通过微信联合问卷星问卷调查平台的方式采用自制的问卷“关于对流行性疾病防控知识的认知程度 (以新型冠状病毒肺炎为例) ”进行新型冠状病毒肺炎防控知识知晓度现况调查。对新型冠状病毒基本认知问题答案进行赋分后, 采用 t 检验来比较不同性别的基本认知情况。 结果 医学生新型冠状病毒肺炎的知晓度总体情况令人满意, 且没有性别差异。对于少出门、戴口罩是有效防控措施的同意率高达100%和97.79%, 并且绝大多数 (87.93%) 学生主动学习正确戴口罩的方法。 结论 医学生对新型冠状病毒肺炎防控意识较好, 政府及学校对新型冠状病毒肺炎防控知识的宣传教育及时有效。

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          Journal
          CTM
          China Tropical Medicine
          China Tropical Medicine (China )
          1009-9727
          01 July 2020
          01 July 2020
          : 20
          : 7
          : 682-684
          Affiliations
          1Medical College of Shaoguan University, Shaoguan, Guangdong 512026, China
          Article
          j.cnki.46-1064/r.2020.07.23
          10.13604/j.cnki.46-1064/r.2020.07.23
          © 2020 Editorial Department of China Tropical Medicine

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