Knowledge and Healthy Behavior of the West Java People Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ahmad Faridi, AF (2021) Knowledge and Healthy Behavior of the West Java People Related to COVID-19 Pandemic. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 7 (6). pp. 7-13. ISSN 09746005

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Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that was discovered
in Wuhan, Hubei, China in 2019. COVID-19 spread widely to cause a global pandemic that continues to
this day.
Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the level of knowledge and healthy behavior of West Java People
adopted related to COVID-19.
Method: This study used a cross-sectional design using an online questionnaire given to the people residing in
West Java Province, Indonesia. The total sample of 1,700 people aged 16 years and over. Knowledge and healthy
behavior were analyzed using Spearman test and Mann-Witney test.
Results: This study showed that the level of public knowledge about COVID-19 was high, in general.
Knowledge was significantly related to healthy behavior such as sports habits (p <0.05), consumption of fresh
food (p < 0.05), and washing hands with soap (p < 0.05) and there are significant differences between men and
women on knowledge about COVID-19 and healthy behavior such as smoking habits (p < 0.001), consumption
of fruit and vegetables (p < 0.001), consumption of fresh food (p < 0.001), and washing hands with soap (p <
0.001) but not for sunbathing habits in the morning (p> 0.05).
Conclusion: Level of public knowledge about COVID-19 was related to healthy behaviour that can prevent the
spread of the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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