Factors Influencing Prevention and Control Behavior of Coronavirus Disease 2019 among People, Sisaket Province
Keywords:Factors, Disease prevention and control behavior, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The objective of this cross-sectional analytical research was to study the factors influencing the prevention and control behaviors of a sample group of 340 people in Sisaket Province. Data were collected using questionnaires created by the researcher between May 1 - September 30, 2021. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, median, 25th, and 75th percentiles were presented using inferential statistics to determine predictive factors using stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results revealed that, behaviors for prevention and control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) of the people of Sisaket Province Overall, it was at a good level of 94.5 percent, there were 6 factors influencing the prevention and control behaviors of the people of Sisaket Province: their self-efficacy in disease prevention and control, their knowledge of the COVID-19, social support for disease prevention and control, lower secondary education levels, intentions about the prevention and control of the COVID-19, and vaccination against the COVID-19. They were able to jointly explain the variety of factors influencing the prevention and control behaviors of COVID-19 for the people of Sisaket Province by 29.30% (R2 = 0.293, R2adj = 0.280, SEest = 2.142, F = 22.860, p-value <0.001). Based on the research findings on behavior modification, prevention, and control of coronavirus 2019 infection among people in Sisaket Province, policies should take into account such factors.
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