Knowledge, attitude and practice towards SARS

Bener A., AL-KHAL A.

JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH, vol.124, no.4, pp.167-170, 2004 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier


The objective of the study was to explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of the population of Qatar towards severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The study took the form of a cross-sectional community-based survey in Doha International Airport and primary health care centres situated in urban and semi-urban areas of Qatar. The survey was conducted among travellers arriving at Doha International Airport and community residents visiting health centres from April to September 2003. A total of 1,800 subjects were approached for the study of which 1,386 (77.0%) responded to the questionnaire.