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Revista del Cuerpo Médico Hospital Nacional Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo

Print version ISSN 2225-5109On-line version ISSN 2227-4731


IGLESIAS-OSORES, Sebastian et al. Perception and knowledge about COVID-19: A characterization through surveys. Rev. Cuerpo Med. HNAAA [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.4, pp.356-360. ISSN 2225-5109.


To describe the perceptions and knowledge about COVID-19.

Material and Method

: Cross-sectional study, an online survey of 314 participants was conducted, the questionnaire consists of 9 multiple- choice questions, the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.


: The average age of the respondents was 26.9 years, the sample comprised more women 161 (51.3%) than men and almost 89% of the respondents belonged to undergraduate, the place of origin of the Covid-19 was well known 94.30%, for half of the respondents 159 (50.6%) it is not a zoonotic disease, concerning the COVID-19 prevention measures the majority of the respondents consider that handwashing is an of the main prevention measures.


: CAP studies are important for a better understanding of the perception and knowledge of COVID-19. The study revealed that respondents generally have some general knowledge about SARS- CoV-2.

Keywords : Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; Betacoronavirus; Coronavirus; Coronavirus Infections; COVID-19.

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