The use of a Scorecard to Evaluate the Public’s Comprehension of COVID-19: A Pilot Study

  • Viskasari Pintoko Kalanjati Department of Anatomy, Histology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Nurina Hasanatuludhhiyah Department of Anatomy, Histology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Annette d'Arqom Department of Anatomy, Histology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Danial Habri Arsyi Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Putu Bagus Dharma Permana Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Octaviana Galuh Pratiwi Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Moh. Reza Farabi Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • I Made Dwi Yudiartana Putra Susila Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Anggit Satriyo Yudhono Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Natasya Nurvita Brilianti Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Abstract

The rapid spread of information and infodemic might result in public confusion and hinder the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public comprehension of COVID-19 as part of health literacy is an important determinant to filter hoaxes from facts. Therefore, a scoring card called the Karlivid (the COVID-19 literacy and public vaccination scorecard) was developed to evaluate the individual’s comprehension level of COVID-19. A pilot study was conducted with this scoring card. The participants were recruited via consecutive random sampling by using emails from the researcher’s contact list (n=92). A total of 78.3% of the respondents were considered to have an adequate comprehension level. Approximately 77% of all respondents agreed that this card could help them know their comprehension level, 81.5% agreed that this card could improve their comprehension, 81.5% agreed that the items in this card could help them screen facts from hoaxes, and 81.5% agreed that the language used was easily understood by the laypersons. Therefore, the Karlivid is a valid and reliable scorecard that can be used to evaluate public comprehension of COVID-19. Most of the respondents also had a good level of comprehension of this assigned topic

Published
2022-11-15
How to Cite
KALANJATI, Viskasari Pintoko et al. The use of a Scorecard to Evaluate the Public’s Comprehension of COVID-19: A Pilot Study. Jurnal Keperawatan Soedirman, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 100-105, nov. 2022. ISSN 2579-9320. Available at: <http://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/jks/article/view/6572>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.jks.2022.17.3.6572.
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