Teachers’ attitudes and knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic in the canary islands

Authors

  • Borja N. Santana-López Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España.Enfermero https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6767-7532
  • Yeray G. Santana-Padilla Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España.enfermera, máster universitario en Ciencias de la Enfermería https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2330-1933
  • Esteban G. Santana-Cabrera Consejería de Educación, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España.docente en Educación Primaria, licenciado enGeografía e Historia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1450-3130
  • Gloria R. Ruiz-Rodriguez Consejería de Educación, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España.docente en Educación Primaria, máster universitario de Educación y TIC https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6963-4683
  • Jesus M. González-Martín Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Españalicenciado en Ciencias Matemáticas https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6816-4157
  • Luciano Santana-Cabrera Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España.médico especialista en Medicina Intensiva https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8310-1197
  • Grupo Multidisciplinar Educativo EDUCACOVID

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2021.381.6312

Keywords:

Communicable Diseases, Coronavirus Infections, Hygiene, Faculty, Occupational Health, Surveillance, Health Education, Health

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the teachers’ attitudes and knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands region in Spain, between May 14 - 18, 2020. A virtual questionnaire based on a validated instrument was applied. We included 1,503 surveys, which showed that teachers are unwilling to work if there is risk of infection at the school (76.6%). However, they state that they would go to work if they had the appropriate hygiene (69.2%) and protection (67.0%) measures. In conclusion, it is important to guarantee the necessary preventive measures to avoid contagion in educational centers, promoting specific training of teachers in primary prevention.

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Published

2020-11-13

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Santana-López BN, Santana-Padilla YG, Santana-Cabrera EG, Ruiz-Rodriguez GR, González-Martín JM, Santana-Cabrera L, et al. Teachers’ attitudes and knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic in the canary islands. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 13 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];38(1):64-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/6312

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