Conducting COVID-19-related research in Jordan: Are we ready?

Ikhmais, Balqis, Hammad, Alaa M., Al-Qerem, Walid, Abusara, Osama H and Ling, Jonathan (2020) Conducting COVID-19-related research in Jordan: Are we ready? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. ISSN 1935-7893

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The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a public health emergency of international concern. This pandemic poses a challenge to research and scientific community. In this study, we developed and tested content reliability and content validity of a questionnaire designed for evaluating the readiness and willingness of researchers to participate in virology research in Jordan. The survey was hosted on an online platform, and the link was emailed. A total of 332 participants from universities across Jordan completed the survey. For factor analysis, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin value (KMO) and Bartlett's Test of Sphericity were conducted. Furthermore, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) with parallel analysis and scree plots were conducted to evaluate the most suitable model for the data. The result of the EFA suggested a five-factor model would fit the survey. Data showed that the lowest means were for researchers' readiness to conduct virology research and readiness for virology research with means of 2.07 and 2.95, respectively. Moreover, years of experience and specialty had a significant effect on the readiness and willingness of virology research in Jordan. In conclusion, readiness for research and researchers should be addressed and authorities should pay attention to these shortcomings in virology research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Health Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Jonathan Ling
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 10:14
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 02:38
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