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Knowledge of Syrian refugee mothers and their attitude towards Covid-19 disease in children and pregnant women
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  • Shereen Hamadneh,
  • Jehan Hamadneh,
  • Manal Kassab,
  • Rawan Obeidat,
  • Hasan Rawashdeh
Shereen Hamadneh
Al al-Bayt University
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Jehan Hamadneh
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Manal Kassab
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Rawan Obeidat
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Hasan Rawashdeh
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Abstract

Objectives: To explore Knowledge and perceptions about COVID-19, among Syrian refugee mothers in Irbid governorate, the first outbreak of coronavirus in Jordan. Methods: This is an exploratory cross-section study was conducted among Syrian refugee mothers, who were currently pregnant or have a newborn child. The data collected through an online survey in April 2020 in North Jordan. Results: A total of 389 Syrian refugee mothers have participated in the study. The study showed that 66% of mothers often access information regarding COVID-19. The main used resources for information, were Facebook pages’ posters (87%), WhatsApp groups’ messages (69%), Television News (53%). While 21% indicated that they access a professional database or governmental websites. In general, Syrian refugee mothers appear well knowledgeable about COVID-19 the transition ways and prevention measures, and aspects that should be considered when diagnosing Coronavirus cases. However, they appeared to have a lack of knowledge about the aspects that should be considered for the transition of COVID-19 between the mother and the child and the concepts about the smoking risks associated with COVID-19. Conclusions: There is less focusing on media on aspects or still understudying of concepts about the smoking risks associated with COVID-19 and concepts around the transition of COVID-19 between the mother and the child. Providing health education regarding COVID-19 to mothers in Irbid would be helpful.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

20 Oct 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
21 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Dec 20201st Revision Received
21 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
21 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept