Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID-19 among university students in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study

Sulistyawati Sulistyawati, Syamsu Hidayat, Siwi Pramatama Mars Wijayanti, Tri Wahyuni Sukesi, Siti Kurnia Widi Hastuti, Surahma Asti Mulasari, Fatwa Tentama, Rokhmayanti Rokhmayanti, Ulinnuha Yudiansa Putra, Sitti Nur Djannah

Abstract


The presence of asymptomatic people exacerbates the widespread Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission. The majority of them come from young people. This study aimed to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice related to COVID-19 among university students in Indonesia, and the potential factor influenced their knowledge. A cross-sectional study involved 1,427 university students were carried out using an online survey from March 28 to April 10, 2020. A structured questionnaire consist of six sections focuses on knowledge, attitude, and preventive measure related to COVID-19 was used to collect the data. The analysis was performed using descriptive, Mann-Whitney, and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Results of the analysis indicated a significant difference in terms of mean between males and females regarding knowledge about preventing and protect others from COVID-19, the risk factor of getting COVID-19 infection, and knowledge that COVID-19 is curable. Knowledge total score among the respondent, there was a significant difference within the research group. This study demonstrates that the respondent has a basic knowledge about COVID-19 and the proper attitude, but it seems they are not consistent on practice in a particular measure.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijphs.v10i4.21012

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