The proper use of face mask during COVID-19 pandemic in urban community

Jongky Hendro Prajitno, - and Sulistiawati, - and Kahexa Firman, - and Jefferson Caessario, - and Nihal Sofyan, - and Bagus Ari, - and Anak Agung Putri, - and Alfi Nureta, - and Aulia Rafikasari, - and Liofelita Christi, - and Hamzah Farouq, - (2021) The proper use of face mask during COVID-19 pandemic in urban community. Gaceta Medica de Caracas, 129 (2S). pp. 299-304. ISSN 0367-4762

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Background: We need to know the understanding and behavior of the people for the prevention of coronavirus transmission. The breakthrough method is needed to be able to evaluate health problems among the society, provide solutions, and simultaneously evaluate the impact of changes on society. This study aimed to find the problems that arise in wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, conduct educational interventions, and evaluate the results. Methods: We started this study by distributing surveys respondents that lead to improvement, we did a pre-test and post-test and evaluate the gain of the test score. Results: 266 respondents filled out the online survey. There are 79.3% of respondents wear reusable masks, 24.8% choose the wrong mask material. There are still 2.8% of respondents who wear their masks continuously and never change them and 19.5% of respondents did not wash their reusable masks before putting them back on. some still dispose of mask waste mixed with household waste. the results of the test evaluation showed on increase in gain before and after providing educational materials online. Conclusion: The public health intervention provided via online education shows the better changes, both in knowledge or behavior from respondents who represent the urban communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Behavior, COVID-19, e-community intervention, face mask, knowledge, proper use
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: 01. Fakultas Kedokteran > Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat
Jongky Hendro Prajitno, -NIDN0011117211
Sulistiawati, -NIDN0028026503
Kahexa Firman, -UNSPECIFIED
Jefferson Caessario, -UNSPECIFIED
Nihal Sofyan, -UNSPECIFIED
Anak Agung Putri, -UNSPECIFIED
Aulia Rafikasari, -UNSPECIFIED
Liofelita Christi, -UNSPECIFIED
Hamzah Farouq, -UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: arys fk
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 11:29
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 06:35
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