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Table 1 Survey items for knowledge, attitude and perception towards COVID-19

From: Risk perception of COVID-19 among sub-Sahara Africans: a web-based comparative survey of local and diaspora residents

K1 Are you aware of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak?
K2 Are you aware of the origin of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak?
K3 Do you think Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is dangerous?
K5 Do you think Hand Hygiene / Hand cleaning is important to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak?
K6 Do you think ordinary residents can wear general medical masks to prevent the infection by the COVID-19 virus?
K7 Do you think there are any specific medicines to treat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
K8 The main clinical symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are:
Fever, Fatigue, dry cough, sore throat
K9 Unlike the common cold, stuffy nose, runny nose, and sneezing are less common in persons infected with the COVID-19 virus.
K10 There currently is no effective cure for COVID-2019, but early symptomatic and supportive treatment can help most patients recover from the infection
K11 It is not necessary for children and young adults to take measures to prevent the infection by the COVID-19 virus
K12 COVID-19 individuals cannot spread the virus to anyone if there’s no fever
K13 The COVID-19 virus spreads via respiratory droplets of infected individuals
K14 To prevent getting infected by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), individuals should avoid going to crowded places such as train stations, religious gatherings, and avoid taking public transportation
K15 Isolation and treatment of people who are infected with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus are effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus. The observation period is usually 14 days
K16 Not all persons with COVID-2019 will develop to severe cases. Only those who are elderly, have chronic illnesses, and are obese are more likely to be severe cases.
Risk Perception
Please rate your chances of personal risk of infection with COVID-19 for each of the following?
P1 Risk of becoming infected.
P2 Risk of becoming severely infected
P3 Risk of dying from the infection
P4 How much worried are you because of COVID-19?
P5 How likely do you think Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will continue in your country?
P6 If Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in your country, how concerned would you be that you or your family would be directly affected?
How do you feel about the Self-isolation?
P7 I am worried about self-isolation.
P8 I am bored by self-isolation.
P9 I am frustrated by self-isolation
P10 I am angry because of self-isolation.
P11 I am anxious about self-isolation.
P12 I am angry because of the quarantine.
Attitude towards public health practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Compliance)
A1 Are you currently or have you been in (domestic/home) quarantine because of COVID-19?
A2 Are you currently or have you been in self-isolation because of COVID-19?
A3 In recent days, have you gone to any crowded place including religious events?
A4 In recent days, have you worn a mask when leaving home?
A5 In recent days, have you been washing your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 s each time?
A6 Since the government gave the directives on preventing getting infected, have you procured your mask and possibly sanitizer?
A7 Have you travelled outside your home in recent days using the public transport
A8 Are you encouraging others that you meet to observe the basic prevention strategies suggested by the authorities?
  1. See Supplementary Table for the full survey item with the response options