Knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards COVID-19 among residents of Quang Binh, Vietnam

  • Thanh-Tung Ho Department of Toxicology, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7484-6920
  • Galal A Al-Samhari Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Jun-Jie Lin Department of Toxicology, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Jing-Jing Luo Department of Toxicology, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Yueming Jiang Department of Toxicology, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Keywords: COVID-19, Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, Pandemic

Abstract

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic is raging worldwide; the number of new cases and deaths is increasing daily. This study aims to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward COVID-19 among residents of Quang Binh, Vietnam.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted between the 1st and 10th of March 2022 in Quang Binh with 413 participants through convenience sampling. A self-designed questionnaire was used for data collection, using SPSS (IBM Corp, Armonk, NY) version 26.0 for management and analysis.

Results: Among the 413 participants, 80.5% of participants had good knowledge about COVID-19. Kinh people and those with a high level of education have higher odds of having good knowledge. 78.2% of participants had a positive attitude and 78.2% had good practice toward COVID-19. Knowledge-Practice scores and Attitude-Practice scores have a positive correlation. TV (65.4%) and the internet (66.6%) are the most popular channels for information about COVID-19. Common barriers for participants taking COVID-19 prevention measures were "due to the demands of life" (61%) or "due to the specificity of the work" (47.7%).

Conclusions: Residents of Quang Binh have a moderate KAP towards COVID-19. Health education programs are needed to improve knowledge about COVID-19 among Quang Binh residents, with a focus on ethnic minorities and people with low levels of education.

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Published
2022-10-31
How to Cite
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HoT-T, A Al-SamhariG, LinJ-J, LuoJ-J, Jiang Y (2022) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards COVID-19 among residents of Quang Binh, Vietnam. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:1588-1595. doi: 10.3855/jidc.16833
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Coronavirus Pandemic