Volume 21 No 2 (2023)
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Factors Related to Preventive Behavior towards COVID-19 among People in Rural Area of Thailand
KittisakNuanchum , Wuttiphong Phakdeekul, Warinmad Kedthongma
This Cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to examine the level of prevention measures and factors correlated with COVID-19 prevention behavior among 166 samples during October-November 2022. The data were collected by questionnaire with reliability 0.92. All data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, and Pearson Correlation Coefficient. The results showed that most samples were female 57.23% (average age of 45 years [SD. = 13.43]), marital status 68.67%, primary education 42.77%, farmer 66.27% (average monthly income of 7,453.01 baht [SD. =8,638.43]), no position in community 74.10%, never received training on COVID-19 69.88% and received COVID-19 information on social network 74.10%. The samples had knowledge, attitude, and social support at moderate level (12.47 ± 2.06, 73.25 ± 6.77, and 64.02 ± 10.30 respectively). COVID-19 prevention behavior at high level (89.75 ± 10.41). The factors associated with COVID-19 prevention behavior were income, knowledge, attitude, and social support (r = 0.195, p = 0.12; r = .341, p<.001; r = 0.601, p< .001, and r = .414, p< 0.001 respectively).
attitude, COVID-19, knowledge, preventive behavior, social support
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