Relationship Between Knowledge and Implementation of Health Protocols to Prevent COVID-19 in West Java Residents
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow and spread throughout the world and Indonesia is no exception. The application of health protocols is one form of prevention of COVID-19 whose spread can be minimized.The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between knowledge and the application of health protocols in the prevention of COVID-19. This research used a cross-sectional approach. Participants were heads of family who were domiciled or had a residence in the Buana Flamengo Housing as evidenced by an identification card. Proportional random sampling was used to recruit 52 participants and data were analyzed using the Chi-square test. The results showed that there was no relationship between knowledge and the application of health protocols in the prevention of COVID-19 (p-value = 1.000, POR value = 0.720, which means that poor knowledge was associated with a 0.72 times risk of carrying out poor COVID-19 preventative health protocol behavior compared to those who had good knowledge). This was because respondents tended to have good knowledge and good implementation of health protocols related to COVID-19. It is hoped that there will be new policies and programs adapted to the characteristics of the community as well as the development of technology and information made available by the Government in encouraging and increasing public knowledge about COVID-19.
Keywords: knowledge, health protocol, COVID-19
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