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 Mareti, Silvia and Nurjannah, Nurjannah and Ikhsanudin, Azis COVID-19 Risk Perception among Indonesians in Early Stage of the Outbreak. [Artikel Dosen] (Unpublished)

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Indonesia confirmed its first 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 09:44
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 09:44

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