Conocimientos y percepciones sobre COViD-19 en Colombia. Encuesta virtual en población general

Translated title of the contribution: Knowledge and perceptions about COViD-19 in Colombia. Online survey in general population

Lina M. Martínez Sánchez, María C. Calle Estrada, Laura Herrera Almanza, Miguel E. Saavedra Valencia, Sara Pérez Arias, María Paula Rubiano, Santiago Castañeda Palacio, Lorena Mazo Betancur, Natalia Morales Quintero, Yuban Cuartas Agudelo, María C. Ospina Jiménez, José M. Hernández Sarmiento

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    Introduction. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 was responsible for a series of cases of unknown etiology pneumonia in China, which was declared a pandemic in March 2020. objective. To describe the Colombian population knowledge and perceptions of coronavirus pandemic. methods. Observational study, carried out through a virtual survey to those over 18 years old, between May 28 and June 15. results. 1995 people participated. 66.4% (1321) were women, the median age was 32 years old. 86.3% (1722) were from the Andina region and 44% (878) had a bachelor's degree. Regarding the emotions emerged by the pandemic, 51.6% (1030) reported feeling interest followed by confusion with 26.2% (528). Fever was considered the main symptom in an infected person 95.1% (1898). About measures to prevent the virus infection, 94.6% (1888) considered washing hands as most important. 91.2% (1821) assured that older adults are those who have a higher risk of complications. 68.3% (1363) stated that they felt well informed and 62.8% (1253) considered that the measures taken by the government were appropriate, in addition, 67.3% (1343) stated that they had economic repercussions. conclusions. This new pandemic has generated multiple emotions, affecting both the economic and social sphere of the human being. Most people recognize high-risk groups, symptoms and the main protection measures recommended by experts.

    Translated title of the contributionKnowledge and perceptions about COViD-19 in Colombia. Online survey in general population
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)123-129
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 2020

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