Analysis of Community Behavior in Coronavirus Disease-19 Prevention in Medan

Authors

  • Rina Amelia Department of Community Medicine, Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0419-9622
  • Juliandi Harahap Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Arlinda Sari Wahyuni Department of Community Medicine, Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Isti Ilmiati Fujiati Department of Community Medicine, Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Yuki Yunanda Department of Community Medicine, Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Putri Chairani Eyanoer Department of Community Medicine, Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Hendri Wijaya Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Reni Asmara Ariga Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Jl. Prof. Maas No. 3Kampus USU Medan 20155, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.5302

Keywords:

Coronavirus disease-19, Behavior, Prevention measures

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Coronavirus (Co V) is a type of virus that can cause interference with the respiratory tract. The development of COVID-19 is happening fast in the world, especially in Indonesia. In Medan, the highest number of COVID-19 cases was spread in the Medan Selayang sub-district. One of the steps taken by the government to reduce transmission of COVID-19 is by implementing prevention and social distancing behavior. Community behavior is influenced by various factors such as age, sex, physical nature, level of education, socioeconomic to culture.

AIM: To find out the factors that influence the community behavior of Medan Selayang people in the effort to prevent COVID-19

METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 102 respondents. Data collection methods, in the form of primary data, are carried out by distributing and filling out questionnaires through the Google form media.

RESULTS: from 102 respondents were found that 90.2% of respondents had good behavior in COVID-19 prevention efforts. In the multinomial logistic regression, found sig. (P) on the variables of gender, age, education level and employment status respectively of 0.360; .772; 0.860; and 0.878 (p value> 0.05).

CONCLUSION: In this study, no significant relationship was found between sex, age, education level, and employment status on COVID-19 preventive behavior

Keywords: COVID-19, Behavior, Prevention Measures

 

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2020-09-15

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Amelia R, Harahap J, Wahyuni AS, Fujiati II, Yunanda Y, Eyanoer PC, Wijaya H, Ariga RA. Analysis of Community Behavior in Coronavirus Disease-19 Prevention in Medan. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 15 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];8(T1):382-6. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5302

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