Knowledge and perception on sepsis in Lima settlers, Peru during COVID-19 pandemic




Sepsis, perception, knowledge, COVID-19


Objective: To determine the level of knowledge and perception of settlers of Lima, Peru on sepsis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried-out using electronic survey among Lima settlers above 18 years of age from December 2020 and April 2021. We excluded health care workers. Results: 289 surveys were conducted; mean age of participants was 38±15 years; 63% were females; 64% had heard about sepsis; 63% had the perception that sepsis was potentially lethal; 18% did not know about it; 8% said that it is a severe inflammation and 7% responded that it is an allergic reaction. Fifty three percent did not know that COVID-19 could lead to sepsis but 68% knew that sepsis may cause mortality. Conclusion: The most common perception on sepsis by Lima settlers was of an infection potentially lethal, but more than half of participants did not know that COVID-19 could lead to sepsis.



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Sánchez D, Crispín A, Fernández D. Knowledge and perception on sepsis in Lima settlers, Peru during COVID-19 pandemic. Rev Med Hered [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];34(4):212-8. Available from:




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