The Relationship among Knowledge, Health Beliefs and COVID-19 Prevention and Control Behavior of Staff and Nursing Students, Faculty of Nursing Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

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Malee Geounuppakul
Suwimon Panawatanakul
Phereya Nuntananate

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This research aimed to study the levels of knowledge, health beliefs, and prevention and control behavior related to COVID-19 among faculties, staff, and nursing students and to examine the relationship between those variables during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. The samples of 125 participants were selected by stratified random sampling from faculties, staff, and nursing students. The data were collected online using research tools. The research instruments included demographic, knowledge, health beliefs, and prevention and control behavior related to COVID-19 questionnaires. These tools were approved for the content validity by 3 experts. The reliabilities of knowledge and COVID-19 prevention and control behavior questionaires were tested using Kuder-Richardson -20, and they were .73 and .79. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to examine the reliability of health belief questionnaire, and it was .84. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation coefficient.The results showed that the average score of knowledge was at the highest level (gif.latex?\bar{x} =14.88, SD=.14). Health belief score was high ( gif.latex?\bar{x} =122.33, SD=12.76) and prevention and control behavior was in the highest level ( gif.latex?\bar{x} =11.92, SD=.30). There was no statically significant relationship between knowledge, health beliefs, and prevention and control behavior among faculties, staff, and nursing students (r=-.001, p-value=.995; r=.042, p-value=.641, respectively). To promote the COVID-19 prevention and control behavior of faculties, staff, and students, the university should continuously support essential material and equipments to protect and prevent the disease.

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Geounuppakul M, Panawatanakul S, Nuntananate P. The Relationship among Knowledge, Health Beliefs and COVID-19 Prevention and Control Behavior of Staff and Nursing Students, Faculty of Nursing Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 5 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];31(2):81-92. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/252573
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