Assessment of Selected Filipino Nurses Level of Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Willingness to Provide Care to Patients with Covid-19 in Cebu City, Philippines
Author(s): Brian Mortejo Denney, Alexandra Astor, Joanna Cabrilles, Kristiane Codera, Edzil Marice Forteza, Mugen Ihara, Mary Farrah Lagudas, Kathleen Kaye Pesante, Jae Christelle Tam
Despite several studies conducted to assess the KAP and willingness of nurses to provide care during this pandemic, there are scarce reports regarding Filipino nurses. This study utilized a descriptive research design using the cross-sectional survey method. A web-based survey and convenience sampling method was adopted to collect the data from Filipino nurses from any hospital in Cebu, of which, 137 participated in the study. A 43-item questionnaire was developed, which was spread out into 5 parts that comprised of the demographic profile, knowledge, attitude, practices, and willingness to care for patients with COVID-19. Majority of the nurses were females (70.80%), whose ages were 20-25 years old (54.01%), single (89.78%), mostly college degree holder (90.51%), and employed in hospitals for 1-3 years (64.96%). They also rely on the internet (99.27%) as a source of information related to COVID-19. They also displayed an overall knowledge of 65%. Furthermore, the respondents were generally knowledgeable of the various information regarding COVID-19 at a rate of 79.56%. The mean values for attitude, practices, and willingness to provide care were 4.45 (very favorable), 4.65 (always), and 4.52 (very willing) respectively. Generally, the results of our study were favorable across the 5 parts of the survey.