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Sawsan Abuhammad; Hossam Alhawatmeh; Ahlam Al-Natour (et al.)
This study aimed to describe the level of knowledge of undergraduate students in Jordan toward COVID-19 in children in respect of the clinical signs of the disease, modes of transmission, protection measures against the disease and satisfaction with governmental measures. A cross-section was utilized in this study. An online survey questionnaire was utilized in this research study. All undergraduate students in Jordan were able to take part. The size of the sample was 799. Knowledge toward COVID-19 among children was used to assess the participants' knowledge about COVID-19.
Anna-Clara Rönner; Anna Jakobsson; Niklas Gericke
Alireza Shoghli; Azam Maleki; Mohammad Reza Masjedi (et al.)
The study was done to examine the effectiveness of peer-to-peer education on increasing health literacy, knowledge s, and observance of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health prevention protocols in vulnerable adolescents. The study was a one-group intervention (before and after the intervention) that was performed on 1200 vulnerable adolescents living in varamin. The educational intervention was presented to adolescents in a face-to-face session. In the next step, the adolescents were taught the information received by three members of their families. Data were evaluated using a self-designed questionnaire before, and three months after the intervention. The paired t-test was used to compare scores of health literacy, compliance, and knowledge before and after the intervention at a 0.05 confidence level. The Multiple linear regression model was used to determine the predictive factors of observance of COVID-19 preventive behaviors.
Siwu Levio; Langelo Wahyuni; Laurensi Meity Sasube
The incidence of stunting is a chronic nutritional problem experienced by more than half of children suffering from stunting in the world originating fromAsia (55 percent) while more than one-third(39 percent) live in Africa. Children who suffer from stunting will be more susceptible to disease and as adults are at risk for degenerative diseases. The impact of stunting is not only in terms of health but also affects the level of intelligence of children.Stunting remains a serious National problem in Indonesia, even during the Covid-19 pandemic there was an increase in the stunting rate of 31.8% in 2020, this figure is still far above the World Health Organization (WHO)standard of 20%.Although thestunting prevalence rate in North Sulawesi is still below the national figure (31.8%) which is 25.5%, there are still areas with a fairly high prevalence of stunting, including North Minahasa Regency at 35%, and Kulu Village including those with a high prevalence of stunting. During the Covid-19 pandemic, where we have to implement social distancing, one way to increase public knowledge about stunting is through audio-visual and posters. This study aims to determinethe effect of providing education through audio visuals and posters on mothers' knowledge about stuntingduring the Covid-19 pandemic in Kulu Village, North Minahasa Regency, Province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia.This is a quantitative research with a quasi-experimenttwo group pretest-posttest design. Group A was given an intervention using audio-visualand posters, while group B as a control was only given poster media. The population in this study were mothers in Kulu Village who had children under 5 years old (balita), with a sampleof 40 mothers who were taken by purposive sampling method. The control and intervention groups were 20 mothers each.
Kasahun Girma Tareke; Genzebie Tesfaye; Zewdie Birhanu Koricha
The study aimed in developing and validating a Health Belief Model (HBM) based instrument used for cross-sectional studies among secondary school students in Jimma town, Oromia, Ethiopia. A school-based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 25 to June 10, 2021. The sample size was 634, and students were randomly selected from public and private secondary schools. The 81 items were developed reviewing different literatures based on the constructs of HBM. The constructs were perceived severity, perceived vulnerability, perceived benefit, perceived barrier, self-efficacy, cues to action, perceived school support and self-protective practice. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The data were cleaned, entered into and analyzed using SPSS 23.0. A principal axis factoring with varimax rotation was carried out to extract items. Items with no loading factor or cross-loaded items were deleted. Items having factor loading coefficient of ≥0.4 were retained. An internal reliability was ensured at Cronbach’s alpha >0.70. All items with corrected item-total correlation coefficient below 0.30 were deleted from reliability analysis.
Maria Świątkiewicz-Mośny; Anna Prokop-Dorner; Magdalena Ślusarczyk (et al.)
Ariani Pongoh; Via Dwi Lingga; Fitra Duh (et al.)
COVID-19 was a new SARS variance identified in 2019 and declared the cause of the global pandemic in March 2020. Nowadays, the case has experienced a fluctuating case phase, along with the mutation of the SARS Cov-19 variant that has not stopped yet. Confirmation cases and deaths occur in various ages, including in children. Although the data on COVID-19 case in children is low, efforts to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in children is needed. This study aims to identify the effect of health education efforts to prevent Covid-19 transmission through 3M (wearing a mask, washing hands and physical distancing) habituation which was carried out using comic media with a cultural context. This study uses pre-experimental research with one group pretest-posttest design. The study was conducted to see the effect of providing education using culture-based comic media (independent variable) on elementary school students' attitudes in 3M practice (dependent variable). The population in this study were all students aged 10-12 years at MI Al-Kautsar Sorong, a total of 45 children. In this study, the sampling technique used is total sampling. The data were analysed with the Wilcoxon test.
Christine Nalwadda Kayemba; Lydia Kabwijamu; Maxencia Nabiryo (et al.)
The control of COVID-19 among children is mainly dependent on preventive strategies including proper use of facemask s, hand hygiene etiquette and social distancing. Despite ongoing risk communication, it is not clear how children understand COVID-19 and the control measures. We described children's understanding of COVID-19 transmission and the preventative strategies in Uganda. This cross-sectional study was conducted between July and September 2020, among a random sample of 372 children (10 to 13 years) in Hoima district. It collected data using a structured questionnaire and observation checklists to elicit information on children's knowledge on COVID-19 transmission, its symptoms, preventive strategies and also their practices on handwashing and wearing a facemask. Descriptive analysis was conducted to summarize and describe children's knowledge and performance of COVID-19 preventive strategies.
Edmond Kwesi Agormedah; Frank Quansah; Francis Ankomah (et al.)
Nanda Tri Cahtiya; Hastuti Marlina; Novita Rany
Health promotion through teen social media can increase knowledge about Covid - 19 by 95% and influence behavior to prevent Covid-19 by 77%. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the use of social media for health promotion on youth Covid-19 knowledge in the workplace at Batu Panjang Health Centre, Rupat District, Bengalis Regency in 2021. This type of research is quantitative analysis with a quasi-experimental design. The population for this study was all 12th graders at Rupat High School, for a total of 30 respondents. Research tools are using Whatsapp and Instagram to promote health. Collecting data using a questionnaire via google form. Data analysis used univariate and bivariate tests. The result of the research is that there is a difference in the average value of respondents' knowledge before and after health promotion using whatsapp and instagram is 63.73 and 85.33 in the whatsapp group and 64.13 and 80.00 in the instagram group.
Shongkour Roy; Sarah Kennedy; Sharif Hossain (et al.)
Anne-Kathrin Mareike Loer; Olga Maria Domanska; Christiane Stock (et al.)
Health literacy enables people to cope efficiently with health threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about health literacy among adolescents in general and especially in the context of pandemics. This study aimed to explore pandemic-related health literacy among adolescents by addressing cognitive, behavioral, conative, and affective components of the multidimensional health literacy construct. Four online focus groups with 24 adolescents aged 13-17 years from four German federal states were conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic in May and June 2021. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.
Kerstin Monika Tönsing; Shakila Dada; Kirsty Bastable (et al.)
The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted inequities faced by persons with complex communication needs (CCN) in accessing health information and education. This study reports on the perspectives of South African rehabilitation professionals regarding access to health information and education for youth with CCN. Two asynchronous online written focus groups were conducted with 15 rehabilitation professionals. Participants’ contributions were thematically analysed.
Song I. Parka; In Young Chob
This study investigated and compared the factors influencing parents' promotion of healthy behavior in young children according to their family cohesion level during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. This was a cross-sectional study involving 432 parents of young children (ages 1–6) in six South Korean cities (320 and 112 from the high and low family cohesion groups, respectively). We collected data using self-report questionnaires on parents' health promotion behavior, stress, risk perception due to COVID-19, positive psychological capital, and family cohesion, and analyzed it using stepwise multiple regressions with the SPSS program.
Nopi Rantika; Shilpa Fitria; Kharisma Putri
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