COVID-19 risk perception among Indonesians in early stage of the outbreak

Nanda, Ratih Oktri and Lolita, Lolita and Indayati, Wiwik and Rusdiyanti, Ivong and Nurjannah, Nurjannah and Ikhsanudin, Azis and Mareti, Silvia (2021) COVID-19 risk perception among Indonesians in early stage of the outbreak. [Artikel Dosen]

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Indonesia confirmed its first coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) case on 2nd
March 2020, when other countries have already reported several numbers in
the previous month. This study aimed to explore the risk perception of
Indonesians in the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak. This cross�sectional study was conducted among 495 participants using a web-based
questionnaire. Primary data were collected from 3rd to 27th March 2020
including the perceived severity, vulnerability, threat, self, and response
efficacy of the participants. The results showed that the perceived threat of
the outbreak in its early stage is the second highest compared to other
diseases. The perceived severity among the participants was high. However,
they had a low vulnerability. Those in the middle region showed a higher
level of self and response efficacy. Meanwhile, people who work as private
sector employee (β=0.146, p=0.004), live in the western region (β=-0.184,
p=0.000), with a higher knowledge score (β=0.096, p=0.032) had a higher
perceived threat. These results found those who had high knowledge, was
also had higher perceived risk. The most important of these studies have
determined various factors related to risk perception, thus it could be good
preliminary evidence for public health authorities to arrange an effective way
for epidemic control.

Item Type: Artikel Dosen
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Mr Azis Ikhsanudin
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 04:00
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 04:00

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