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Halim 2020

Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthy lifestyle in Indonesian Young people during the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic

  1. Study Type
  2. Observational
  1. Study Aim
  2. Other
  3. Prevention
  1. Study Design
  2. Cross-sectional
  1. Intervention Assignment
  2. Not Applicable

Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthy lifestyle in Indonesian Young people during the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic

Halim DA, Kurniawan A, Jodhinata C, Winata S, Angelina S, Agatha CM, Wijovi F, Handy F, Lugito NPH
Rationale: World health organization (WHO) declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic and many preventive measures were implemented. People's adherence to infection control measures is affected by their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) regarding the disease. Currently there is limited data about KAP towards COVID-19 in Indonesian young people population. Thereby, the study aims to evaluate healthy lifestyle, as part of the KAP, of the said population during COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This survey was conducted in the second month of COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia. A validated KAP questionnaire was broadcasted through online platforms and answered by young people aged 10-25. KAP questions focusing on healthy lifestyle were extracted from the questionnaire. Knowledge and attitude question were asking whether fruit and vegetables consumption was important and may help to strengthen immunity. Three practice questions asking if the respondents during quarantine: consumed well-cooked foods (P1), ate vegetables and fruits three times a day (P2), exercised at least 30 minutes per day (P3). The correct KAP answers were described and correlation between KAP were analyzed with Pearson’s correlation test. Results: A total of 1,541 respondents of young people completed the questionnaire. The median age was 19 (12-25) years old. Most respondents were male (n=1,221;79.2%). The highest education background was bachelor’s degree (n=224;14.5%). An average total score of the questionnaire was 69.2. The respondents answered correctly the questions of Knowledge, attitude, practice about healthy lifestyle in 1,539 (99.87%), 1,489 (96.63 %), and 1,523 (98.83 + 48.34 + 49.13%), respectively. The knowledge was correlated with attitude (r=0.193, p<0.0001). The attitude was correlated to P1 (r=0.080, p<0.0001). The knowledge was not correlated to P1 (r=-0.004., p=0.878), P2 (r=-0.001, p=0.963), P3 (r=0.035, p=0.165). Conclusion: The knowledge and attitude towards healthy lifestyle during COVID-19 pandemic was good but it was not followed by their practice. Disclosure of Interest: None declared