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Perception and practice of social distancing among Egyptians in COVID-19 pandemic.
J Infect Dev Ctries. 2020 08 31; 14(8):817-822.JI

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Social distancing is principally intended to reduce infectious disease transmission by decreasing interactions among people in a broader community. Keeping social distancing is an essential public health measure to resist the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHODOLOGY

a cross sectional study was conducted among 1,036 Egyptians using an online questionnaire between 5 and 10 May 2020.

RESULTS

There was significant association between the practice of social distancing and some sociodemographic factors as sex, age, education, working status, and place of residence at p value < 0.001 and with community of residence at p value 0.021.

CONCLUSIONS

Egyptians had good perception for social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID 19, but they were not strictly practicing it.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. honeybakry@gmail.com.Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. emanwaly78@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32903223

Citation

Bakry, Huny Mohamed, and Eman Hassan Waly. "Perception and Practice of Social Distancing Among Egyptians in COVID-19 Pandemic." Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, vol. 14, no. 8, 2020, pp. 817-822.
Bakry HM, Waly EH. Perception and practice of social distancing among Egyptians in COVID-19 pandemic. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2020;14(8):817-822.
Bakry, H. M., & Waly, E. H. (2020). Perception and practice of social distancing among Egyptians in COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 14(8), 817-822. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.13160
Bakry HM, Waly EH. Perception and Practice of Social Distancing Among Egyptians in COVID-19 Pandemic. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2020 08 31;14(8):817-822. PubMed PMID: 32903223.
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