Comparative Study of COVID-19 Prevention Behavior in Health and Non-Health Students

  • Arrum Firda Ayu Maqfiroch Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Siti Masfiah Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Arif Kurniawan Jenderal Soedirman University

Abstract

ABSTRACT


Background: Covid-19 has become a pandemic. Indonesia is the second highest prevalence number in Southeast Asia (as of mid-September 2020). Prevention behaviors become the key strategy to block the spread of the disease because there is no vaccine ready yet.


Methods: This study aims to compare the prevention behavior of Covid-19 between health students and non-health students. This was an observational study with a cross-sectional approach. Data was collected using structured questionnaire electronically. It is involved 271 students from health and non-health students. Wilcoxon test used to compare means of results. Study was approved ethically by health sciences ethical committee, Jenderal Sudirman University.


Results: There was no different behavior between health students and non-health student, however it was found that there was a different of the perception cost related to behavior prevention and perception on community leader support between two groups.


Conclusions: There was a different in perception cost related to heavior prevention and perception on community leader support between health and non-health student. It is an alarm for the sustainability of behavior.


Keywords: covid-19, Indonesia, prevention behavior, students

Published
2022-08-22
How to Cite
MAQFIROCH, Arrum Firda Ayu; MASFIAH, Siti; KURNIAWAN, Arif. Comparative Study of COVID-19 Prevention Behavior in Health and Non-Health Students. Insights in Public Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, aug. 2022. ISSN 2722-6603. Available at: <http://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/iphj/article/view/5920>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.iphj.2022.3.1.5920.