Knowledge, attitude, and practice of indonesian residents toward covid-19: A cross-sectional survey

Muhammad Muslih, Henny Dwi Susanti, Yohanes Andy Rias, Min Huey Chung

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. We examined the KAP’s relationship with factors associated with practice toward the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This cross-sectional survey study was conducted between March and April 2020 and included 1033 participants. Knowledge scores of COVID-19 were positively associated with wearing a mask when leaving home (odds ratio (OR): 1.22, p < 0.05). Although men had a lower knowledge score, they were less likely to go to a crowded place compared with women (OR: 0.79, p < 0.05). However, women (OR: 1.25, p < 0.05) were more likely than men to wear a mask when leaving home. Furthermore, men (OR: 3.32, p < 0.05) were more likely than women to have a positive attitude toward COVID-19. Indonesian residents had satisfactory knowledge, demonstrated a positive attitude, and followed appropriate practices toward the pandemic. More educated individuals had a more positive attitude. Men and women differed with respect to their knowledge-based practices. Men were less likely to go to crowded places, and women were more likely to wear a mask when leaving home. Furthermore, men were more likely to wear a mask when leaving home than women when men had the attitude that Indonesia can win against COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4473
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2021

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • COVID-19
  • Knowledge
  • Practice
  • Pandemics
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Indonesia/epidemiology
  • Male
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Female
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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