Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

A Descriptive Study of Covid-19: Risk Perception and Preventive Behavior in West Java, Banten and Jakarta

Authors
Putri Permatasari, Chahya Kharin Herbawani, Ulya Qoulan Karima, Arnur Oktafiyanti, Nadia Ramadhanty
Corresponding Author
Chahya Kharin Herbawani
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.080How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COVID-19, Risk Perception, Preventive Behavior
Abstract
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 recently became a global pandemic. Covid-19 can spread from person to person through tiny droplets from the nose or mouth (droplets) that spread through the air when someone with Covid-19 coughs, sneezes, speaks, and exhale. This study identified risk perception and preventive behavior of Covid-19. Risk perception of COVID-19 is the main determinant of practicing protective behaviors. Methods: This study was descriptive, using a cross-sectional survey in Indonesia. The population of this study was all residents in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi. Inclusion criteria were minimum 18 years old and able to fill out an online questionnaire since this study was an online survey-based. Results: This study collected 513 questionnaires filled out online. After filtering, the data obtained from only 448 questionnaires could be processed. About 44,5% of respondents confident that their chance to get infected by Covid-19 is low. Data showed that more than half of the respondents (83,2%) very confident that they can be treated if they get infected by covid-19. Some of them (6,3%) also said that they didn not use a mask if they have to go outside of the house. Conclusion: The study concluded that the community still has no enough risk perception and inadequate protective behaviors to prevent COVID-19. The community needs to be informed about the potential risks of infection to adopt the right precautionary measures.
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TY  - CONF
AU  - Putri Permatasari
AU  - Chahya Kharin Herbawani
AU  - Ulya Qoulan Karima
AU  - Arnur Oktafiyanti
AU  - Nadia Ramadhanty
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
TI  - A Descriptive Study of Covid-19: Risk Perception and Preventive Behavior in West Java, Banten and Jakarta
BT  - Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 478
EP  - 483
SN  - 2468-5739
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.080
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.080
ID  - Permatasari2020
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