Identification of Parental Efforts in the Prevention of COVID-19 Infection in Children


COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has an impact on various aspects of life, one of which is the health of children. Children’s behavior in preventing transmission of COVID-19 needs to be controlled by parents. Reports of an increase in the number of infections in children, apart from the immune system of children who are still vulnerable, also need to be investigated for other causes, namely the efforts of parents to protect against transmission. Behavior and infection control efforts at home greatly affect the prevalence of virus transmission. The purpose of this study was to identify the efforts of parents in preventing COVID-19 infection in children in the New Normal era. This research was descriptive research. The population in this study were parents who had children aged 0-18 years. The sampling technique used was incidental sampling, and data analysis was done through frequency distribution. The results of the study found that the efforts of parents in preventing COVID-19 infection were mostly in the moderate category. This may be related to the level of parental education, the factor of domicile in the Malang Raya area, which has almost the same characteristics, the level of income, and the number of children. These three demographic factors have become a philosophy in efforts to prevent COVID-19 infection in children by parents.

Keywords: infection, Covid-19, children, prevention efforts, parents, philosophy

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