Knowledge, attitude and practice of wearing mask in the population presenting to tertiary hospitals in a developing country

March 10, 2022

Shumaila Furnaz, Natasha Baig, et. al


A cross-sectional study was conducted in which tertiary hospital patients and visitors were interviewed regarding the use of masks. n 370 selected individuals, of which 51.9% were men (mean age was 37.65±11.94 years). For more than 90% of the participants, wearing a face mask was a routine practice during the pandemic. The mean practice score was 65.69 ± 25.51, the mask donning technique score was 67.77 ± 23.03, and the mask removal technique score was 51.01 ± 29. 23 The level of education of the participant tended to have a positive relationship with the three reactions, while the presence of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a comorbidity had a negative impact on the practice of mask use.

Furnaz, Shumaila, et al. “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Wearing Mask in the Population Presenting to Tertiary Hospitals in a Developing Country”. PLOS ONE, 2022, 17, 3, p. e0265328.