Factors Related to Public Knowledge about COVID-19 in Indonesia: A Quick Online Cross-Sectional Survey

Ahmad Faridi, AF (2021) Factors Related to Public Knowledge about COVID-19 in Indonesia: A Quick Online Cross-Sectional Survey. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 7 (6). pp. 43-50. ISSN 1755-6783

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Background: Covid-19 is a disease that is easily transmitted to humans and causes of death in almost all over the
world. Public knowledge is key in controlling the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Objective: This research aimed to analyze factors related to public Knowledge about COVID-19 in Indonesia.
Method: This study design was cross-sectional with a sample of 5273 people aged 16 years and over and residing
in Indonesia. Public knowledge questionnaire used e-survey with a google form. Demographic characteristics with
knowledge using independent sample t-tests and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Multivariable linear
regression uses all demographic variables as independent variables and knowledge scores as the dependent variable
to identify factors related to knowledge
Results: Public knowledge scores based on demographic characteristics were generally more than 70. There were
differences in demographic characteristics of knowledge in general. Factors that influence community knowledge
those were gender (p-value = 0,000), education (p-value = 0,000), marital status (p-value = 0.001) and information
media (print, electronic, social, and friends/families) (p-value = 0,000)
Conclusion: Demographic characteristics affect the knowledge of the people in Indonesia. High knowledge can
be an indicator of the community in fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan > Ilmu Gizi
Depositing User: Ahmad Faridi
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2022 12:45
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2022 12:45
URI: http://repository.uhamka.ac.id/id/eprint/14478

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