Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices towards COVID-19 among Working-Age Population in Muak Lek Subdistrict, Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province

Authors

  • Jarurat Sriratanaprapat Mission Faculty of Nursing, Asia-Pacific International University
  • Jirawan Klommek Mission Faculty of Nursing, Asia-Pacific International University

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice of COVID-19 prevention, Working-age population

Abstract

This study aims to compare knowledge, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 prevention in working-age population with different gender, education level, and occupation; and relationship among age, monthly income to knowledge, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 at Muak Lek sub-district, Muak Lek district, Saraburi Province. 305 samples were select by using simple random sampling with equal proportion. Research tools were demographic questionnaire and knowledge, attitude, and practice of COVID-19 prevention questionnaire. Content validity was performed using IOC. Reliability were tested using KR-20 and Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient yield results of 0.88, 0.82 and 0.94, respectively. Descriptive data analysis was done utilizing Independent t-test,One-way ANOVA, and Pearson’ Product Moment Correlation.

Results demonstrated different gender and education level do not affect knowledge, attitude, and practice of the samples. COVID-19 prevention behavior differs in different occupations. Age has positive relationship with knowledge and attitude of COVID-19 prevention. Monthly income has positive relationship with attitude and the practice. The results can be a guideline for healthcare providers to develop COVID-19 prevention program for working-age population in different occupations with young age and low income for enhancing COVID-19 pandemic prevention in the future.

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Published

04-05-2022

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Sriratanaprapat จ, Klommek จ. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices towards COVID-19 among Working-Age Population in Muak Lek Subdistrict, Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2022 May 4 [cited 2022 Jun. 29];23(1):437-45. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/249983

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