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Coronavirus disease 2019 prevention behavior in type II diabetes patients is important because patients infected with the coronavirus 2019 are more likely to have serious complications than other people. This cross-sectional study aimed to study 1) The knowledge, health perception and prevention behavior of the Covid 19 among type II diabetes patients live in Nong Rawiang Subdistrict, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. 2) The relationship between knowledge, health perception and prevention behavior of the COVID 19 among type II diabetes patients. The sample consisted of 217 type II diabetes patients. Systematic randomization was used in this study. Research tools were tests and questionnaires created by the researcher which the reliability was 0.71 – 0.78. Data analysis were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson product moment correlation (p < 0.05).
The results of this study showed that 1) subjects had a high level of knowledge (83.9%), health perception (93.5%) and prevention behavior of the Covid 19 (99.1%). 2) Knowledge, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits and perceived barrier had a significantly relationship with prevention behavior of the COVID 19 among type II diabetes patients (r=0.21, 0.32, 0.54, 0.24, 0.29 respectively).
The results of this study can be applied in order to educate and promote the appropriate preventive behavior among type II diabetes patients.
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