International Journal of Research in Medical Science

International Journal of Research in Medical Science


International Journal of Research in Medical Science
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Investigation of training, prevention and management results of Abadan people towards COVID-19 by health centres

Nasrin Ghodrati Fard, Sheida Mohammadi, Ameneh Ebadi, Reza Malihi, Fatemeh Maghsoudi, Nima Ivaz, Khadijeh Khasi, Zeinab Afravi, Mehri Siyamar, Saham Moavi, Reza Farhadi Nezhad, Pouya Moradi, Firuzeh Farhadi Nezhad, Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, Seyed Ali Nojoumi

Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus disease SARS-CoV-2 were reported in December 2019 in China, the virus has spread in most countries. The aim of the present study was to assess initial data and their impact on the health burden of the Abadan-Iran public centres during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Abadan and complete datasets from 547 in Abadan were collected accordingly. In this study, the cyberspace has been used to educate as many people as possible after screening patients and explaining cases of coronavirus prevention. In this study, 547 people (241 women and 306 men) were screened, of which 251 were suspected of having coronavirus. After sending the samples to the laboratory for further examination, it was found that the PCR test result was positive in only 132 of them. Education and follow-ups of patients conducted by experts working at urban and rural health centres in Abadan city indicated that increased level of awareness of people in the community level to deal with the disease and maintain their health is useful.
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