Knowledge and Attitude of Mpox disease of Quarantine, Immigration and Custom officers at International Airports in Thailand

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jitlada Rujitip
Wachiraporn Wanichnopparat
Sopon Iaemsirithaworn
Rome Buathong Rome Buathong
Krit Prasittichok

Abstract

This descriptive research aimed to study knowledges and attitudes toward Mpox disease (Monkeypox disease). The developed questionnaire was provided to 273 quarantine, immigration and custom officers at International Airports in Thailand. Data were collected from April,19 2023 to May,20 2023. The data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, F-test, and Mann- Whinny U test product moment correlation.


The results showed that most samples were non-medical personnel (71.8%). Age of the samples was between 31 to 40 years old (33.3%). The education levels of those were mostly undergraduate (76.5%). Also, 54.9% of those samples worked at Immigration office. Knowledge toward Mpox disease was at high level (  = 6.32, SD = 1.54), while attitude was at moderate level (  = 19.73, SD=2.200.53). Comparison between the medical and non-medical personnel groups showed significant differences (p<0.05), for medical personnel obtained higher levels of both knowledges and attitudes than non-medical personnel. As our study provided relevant information against quarantine of Mpox disease at the international airports, the results of study can be used to promote knowledges and attitudes, also to promote practices to protect themselves from Mpox infection and to control emerging communicable diseases in the future.

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Rujitip jitlada, Wanichnopparat W, Iaemsirithaworn S, Rome Buathong RB, Prasittichok K. Knowledge and Attitude of Mpox disease of Quarantine, Immigration and Custom officers at International Airports in Thailand. IUDCJ [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 19 [cited 2024 May 29];8(2):38-4. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/iudcJ/article/view/263991
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