COVID-19 Risk Perceptions Among Healthcare Workers During Early “New Behavior Norms” Phase

Lolita Lolita


The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious health threat among Indonesian healthcare workers. As front-line workers, they were facing higher risk due to the prolonged exposure of SARS-CoV-2. This study aims to explore various factors affecting perceived risk among healthcare professionals. A cross-sectional study was conducted among health practitioners who met the inclusion criteria of being over the age of 17 years and resided in Indonesia. This study was conducted at the early period of “new normal behavior’ from April to July 2020. The sampling technique was convenience sampling which involved collecting data through the online questionnaire. The data were analyzed through the Spearman correlation method using SPSS version 21.0. A total of 248 respondents were included in the final analysis. Overall, age (p=0.017), marital status (p=0.031), and health status (p=0.001) were found to have a significant effect on the COVID-19 risk perception among healthcare workers. Therefore, comprehensive COVID-19 risk communication should be established in order to optimize health behavior and crisis control management among healthcare workers. 


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