Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Behaviors of COVID-19 among Residents in Pru Yai Sub-district, Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province

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Daranchanok Phansuma
Pongsit Boonruksa

Abstract

Background and Objectives: The COVID-19 pandemic causes deaths, health effects, and economic impacts across the world including Thailand. This study aimed to identify knowledge, attitudes, and preventive behaviors of COVID-19 and their factors among residents in Pru Yai Sub-district, Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima province.


Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 348 samples. Data were collected using a questionnaire. It consisted of personal informations, and a set of questions to assess COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and preventive behaviors. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman correlation, and Chi-square test.  


Results: The average score of knowledge was moderate, whereas those of attitudes and preventive behaviors were good. Most subjects had a good level of knowledge (62.4%), attitudes (71.3%), and preventive behaviors of COVID-19 (72.4%). Knowledge was positive correlated with attitude (rs= 0.49) and with preventive behavior (rs = 0.47). Attitude had a positive correlation with preventive behavior (rs = 0.79). Factors related to the level of knowledge, attitude, and preventive behavior were age, education level, income, and source of COVID-19 information via the internet/social media platform.


Conclusions:  Knowledge and attitudes had relationships with preventive behaviors of COVID-19. The level of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors were related to personal characteristics. The data could be used as guidelines for efficient COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control in the communities.

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Phansuma ด, Boonruksa พ. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Behaviors of COVID-19 among Residents in Pru Yai Sub-district, Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 4 [cited 2022 May 26];36(5):597-604. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/252568
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