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Int J Afr Nurs Sci ; 16: 100401, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1705093

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BACKGROUND: Vaccination intent is defined as the willingness to get vaccinated against a COVID-19 pandemic in a situation where the vaccine is available at no cost. Nevertheless, even with the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, some part of the public is not expected to get vaccinated, mainly due to a phenomenon known as vaccine hesitancy or lack of intention. Furthermore, there is little information available on the intention of people with chronic medical conditions about the COVID-19 vaccines in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the intent to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and its associated factors among adults with a chronic medical condition. METHOD: An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted from February 15 to March 15, 2021. Simple random sampling was employed to get representative samples. Data were collected by using a structured questionnaire through face to face interviews. The data were entered by Epi Info version 7 and analyzed with SPSS version 20. The data were analyzed by using binary logistic regression. Those variables with a P-value of ≤ 0.05 were considered significantly associated with the outcome variable. RESULT: In this study, 423 study participants took part with a response rate of 100%. The mean age of the study participants was 50.07 (SD ± 13.7) with a range of 18-85 years. The intention to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic was 63.8% [95% CI (58.6-68.2)]. In the multivariable analysis the variables, retiring from the job was [AOR = 2.65, 95% CI (1.02-10.35)], having health insurance coverage [AOR = 1.38, 95%CI (1.04-3.65)], being in the high socio-demographic status [AOR = 1.67, 95%CI (1.01-2.78)], being confident with the Country's health care system [AOR = 2.00, 95%CI (1.15-3.49)], and having good knowledge about COVID-19 [AOR = 6.59, 95% CI (4.02-10.78)] were significant predictors of intent to get vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic compared. CONCLUSION: The intention of getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic was relatively low. There has to be a great effort by the health caregivers as well as the government to increase vaccination intake, particularly for these priority groups.

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Risk Manag Healthc Policy ; 14: 4897-4905, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1572218

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BACKGROUND: Depression is the most common mental health disorder among HIV-positive pregnant mothers, which increases mortality, poor quality of life; it also increases the burden of disease. Depression hurts birth outcomes and maternal health. OBJECTIVE: To assess depression and its associated factors among HIV-positive pregnant women attending antenatal care at Northwest Amhara referral hospitals, 2021. METHODS: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 291 HIV-positive pregnant mothers from March 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021 at Northwest Amhara referral hospitals. Census was applied to reach the study participants. An interviewer-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. A binary logistic regression was conducted to see the relationship between dependent variables and independent. Those variables having a p-value of ≤0.05 were found to be statistically associated with the response. RESULTS: Depression among HIV-positive pregnant women was found to be 28.7% [95% CI (24.8-33.40)] with a response rate of 96.04. Age ≥30 years [AOR = 1.32, 95% CI (1.24-3.35)], urban residency [AOR = 1.76, 95% CI (1.57-4.61)], having first pregnancy <18 years [AOR = 3.82, 95% CI (1.54-17.34)], known HIV serostatus during pregnancy [AOR = 1.29, 95% CI (1.08-2.47)], and COVID-19-related knowledge [AOR = 0.32, 95% CI (0.12-1.12) were significantly associated with depression. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Nearly one-third of the pregnant women attending antenatal care were depressed. The age of the mother, residence, known HIV serostatus during pregnancy, age in the first pregnancy, and COVID-19-related knowledge were significantly associated with depression, and strengthening the existing care provided was the recalled interventions to combat antenatal depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes ; 14: 917-927, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1124828

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BACKGROUND: People with diabetes are proving to be at higher risk of severe coronavirus infection than the general population. Non-adherence to dietary recommendation is a critical problem in individuals with type 2 diabetes; particularly, in the era of coronavirus. This study aimed to explore determinants that affect adherence to the recommendations of diet during coronavirus pandemic. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine dietary adherence among diabetes type 2 patients aimed at coronavirus pandemic and its associated factors. METHODS: An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted among type 2 diabetes patients on follow-up. Systematic random sampling was employed to get representative study participants. Dietary adherence was dichotomized and with logistic regression analysis to assess the association between dependent and explanatory variables. The degree of association was interpreted by using both crude odds ratios and adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals and P-values <0.05 were considered statistically significant. RESULTS: In this study, 576 participants took part with a 99.3% response rate. The dietary adherence was found to be 48.3% with [95% CI (44.1-52.4)]. The educational level of College and above was [AOR=3.64, 95% CI (1.59-8.34)], being a government-employed [AOR=2.38, 95% CI (1.13-4.99)], being urban [AOR=1.30, 95% CI (1.09-2.42)], family size of less than five [AOR=1.27, 95% CI (1.08-1.97)], medium level of wealth-status[AOR=2.26, 95% CI (1.67-4.54)], family history of diabetes [AOR=2.18, 95% CI (1.14-4.19)], duration of diabetes more than 15 years [AOR=5.39, 95% CI (1.57-18.52)], and knowledge related to coronavirus [AOR=4.33,95% CI (2.71-6.92)] were significantly associated with adherence to the dietary recommendation. CONCLUSION: The dietary adherence was relatively low aimed at coronavirus pandemic. Knowledge about COVID-19 was found significantly associated with dietary adherence. RECOMMENDATIONS: There has to be a strong commitment to aware the community to minimize the risk of coronavirus severity among diabetes patients. This could be through adherence to dietary recommendations of particularly in the era of coronavirus pandemic.

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Patient Prefer Adherence ; 15: 337-348, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1099961

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BACKGROUND: Novel coronavirus disease is a very fast spreading respiratory disease. This disease is becoming a public health emergency across the world. Despite many efforts by countries, organizations, and institutions to prevent and control, the pandemic remains a world health danger. Ethiopia is one of the countries which is severely affected by the pandemic. However, a systematic review of the knowledge, attitude, and practice about coronavirus disease in Ethiopia has not previously done. Thus, the main aim of this systematic review is to investigate the status of people's knowledge, attitude, and practice about coronavirus disease preventive measures in Ethiopia in 2020. METHODS: Data were extracted based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Studies were accessed through electronic web-based search from PubMed, Cochrane Library, Google, Google Scholar, and Embase. All statistical analyses were done using Stata version 11 software with a random-effects model. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies with 3818 participants were included in this systematic review and the overall estimated status of the knowledge, attitude, and practice about coronavirus in Ethiopia are 61.78%, 72.39%, and 52.83%, respectively. According to region subgroup analysis, the highest estimated statuses of the knowledge, attitude, and practice are 74% in Tigray, 86.13% in Southern nations, nationalities, and Peoples' of the region, and 72% in Tigray region, respectively. Subgroup analysis was done based on the focused group and way of questionnaire administration. CONCLUSION: This systematic review revealed people's knowledge, attitude, and practice about coronavirus disease preventive measures were generally more than 50%. However, government and every individual should address those behaviors stipulated by the World Health Organization and Center for Communicable Disease and Control guidelines to prevent coronavirus disease.

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Infect Drug Resist ; 13: 4355-4366, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-965033

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BACKGROUND: Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. It was designated a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020. COVID-19 has no effective treatment; nonetheless, early recognition of the disease and applying prevention strategies will help to mitigate the virus propagation. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and precautionary measures of medical center visitors at the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted from July 15 to August 15, 2020. A consecutive sampling technique was used to select the study participants. Data were collected by using a pre-tested structured, self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. To explain the study variables, frequency tables, figures, and percentages were used. Bivariable and multivariable logistic regressions were used to see the association between independent and dependent variables. RESULTS: The prevalence of poor knowledge, attitude, and precautionary measures was 42.2%, 39%, and 41.6%, respectively. Being female (AOR=2.79, 95% CI=1.752-4.44), divorced (AOR=0.29, 95% CI=0.09-0.88), and residing in a rural location (AOR=1.93, 95% CI=1.07-3.26) were significantly associated with poor knowledge. Being female (AOR=95%, CI=1.21-2.98), a farmer (AOR=4.13, 95% CI=1.60-10.63), residing in a rural location (AOR=2.53, 95% CI=1.31-4.88), poor knowledge (AOR=2.38, 95% CI=1.52-3.72), and negative attitude (AOR=3.25, 95% CI=2.07-5.09) were significantly associated with poor precautionary measures. Increasing income in one unit of Ethiopian birr (ETB) (AOR=0.26, 95% CI=0.031-0.051) was significantly associated with negative attitude. CONCLUSION: The finding of this study showed that more than one-third of the participants had poor knowledge, attitude, and precautionary measures towards COVID-19 disease. A comprehensive health education program concerning knowledge, attitude, and precautionary measures toward COVID-19 ought to be strengthened.

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