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Al-Quds University Students Publish the results of their Research Work at a Q1 journal

Dental and Medical students in the Al-Quds Medical Research Association (AMRA) published on November 25th, 2021, their first article about the plethora of COVID-19 misinformation in a national sample of Palestinian university students.

This study was designed during the early stage of the pandemic to evaluate the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) of Palestinian university students and their commonly used information sources. The study found that the most trusted information source among students was the World Health Organization (WHO), followed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) briefings and healthcare workers, whereas social media was the most frequently used source of information. Participants in this study exhibited a high level of COVID-19-related knowledge, having an average score of 8.65 (range: 0–10). This study provides an insight into the information sources used by Palestinian university students, the sources they trust, and the information formats they prefer. These results may help public health authorities to locate the information sources through which university students should be targeted. The authors suggested that efforts should be made to recommend healthcare workers as credible information sources to prevent the spread of misleading information and provide high-quality information. The article was published at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, which is ranked among the upper quartile in the journals indexed in the prestigious database, Scopus. To read the whole article, check here: https://www.mdpi.com/1377560

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