Maternal Level of Knowledge and Practice Regarding Physical and Psychological Care of Children with Covid-19Author(s): Samah Elawady Bassam*
Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a rapid global spread. All individuals of all age groups are at risk of COVID-19. During the COVID-19 outbreak, people have received a large volume of information that could lead to confusion, parents and children have experienced stress and fear, and the attitudes of parents toward COVID-19 need to be explored. Therefore, it’s vital to evaluate their knowledge, directions and practices in regard to children with COVID-19.
Aim: To evaluate maternal level of knowledge attitude, and practices regarding physical and psychological care of their children with COVID-19.
Methodology: Cross sectional research design conducted in Buraidah city. The subjects were 200 mothers, through convenience sample. An online survey was conducted using Google form, which contained four parts (characteristics, knowledge, direction and practice).
Results: The mean age of studied mothers was 31.98 (6.94) years, and 93% of studied mothers had a BSN. Educational level and age was positive indicator in mothers’ knowledge. The total knowledge, directions, residency, and educational level had a positive impact on mothers’ practices, the total knowledge, occupation and age were positive predictors for mother’ direction.
Conclusion: The current study concluded that half of studied mothers had good knowledge and more than one third had an average knowledge level. In related practice, less than two thirds of studied mothers had positive attitude. According to practice level in regard to physical and psychological care of their children around two thirds of studied mothers had satisfied practices.