Adherence to COVID-19 Preventive Measures Among People Living in Semi-urban Community, Chiang Mai Province


  • Yupares Payaprom -
  • Hutsaya Tantipong
  • Pornpun Manasatchakun
  • Sarinyaporn Chandeekeawchakool


COVID-19 preventive measures, Adherence, semi-urban community


Objectives: The aims of this research were to study the community’s adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures and its related factors among people living in semi-urban communities, Chiang Mai province.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 427 samples from November to December 2021. Samples were randomly selected from the civil registration database. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression were performed to analyze the data.

Results: The overall prevalence of good adherence towards the COVID-19 preventive measures was 54.8%. Wearing a face mask when going out had the highest level of compliance (83.8%), followed by washing hands frequently after touching surfaces in public spaces (72.6%), and maintaining a distance of at least 1-2 meters from other people (64.2%). Level of education, wage workers, receiving information regarding COVID-19 through traditional media such as television and radio, favorable attitude towards COVID-19 and preventive measures, and perceived risk of COVID-19 infection were found to be significantly associated with good adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures.

Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that interventions aimed at changing people’s risk perception and attitude towards COVID-19 preventive measures need to be urgently implemented. Accurate information about COVID-19 should also be provided to the community via television and radio. This will help community residents in adopting more preventive measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Payaprom, Y. ., Tantipong, H. ., Manasatchakun, P., & Chandeekeawchakool, S. (2022). Adherence to COVID-19 Preventive Measures Among People Living in Semi-urban Community, Chiang Mai Province. Journal of Nursing, Siam University, 23(44), 61–76. Retrieved from



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