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Predictors of adherence to COVID-19 prevention measure among communities in North Shoa Zone, Ethiopia based on health belief model: A cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Sisay, Shewasinad Yehualashet
dc.contributor.author Kokebe, Kefelegn Asefa
dc.contributor.author Alemayehu, Gonie Mekonnen
dc.contributor.author Belete, Negess Gemeda
dc.contributor.author Wondimenh, Shibabaw Shiferaw
dc.contributor.author Yared, Asmare Aynalem
dc.contributor.author Awraris, Hailu Bilchut
dc.contributor.author Behailu, ariku DersehT
dc.contributor.author Abinet, Dagnaw Mekuria
dc.contributor.author Wassie, Negash Mekonnen
dc.contributor.author Wondesen, Asegidew Meseret
dc.contributor.author Sisay, Shine Tegegnework
dc.contributor.author Akine, Eshete Abosetegn
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-13T07:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-13T07:18:57Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-22
dc.identifier.citation https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.dbu.edu.et:80/handle/123456789/668
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging respiratory infections and is known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome. At present, the disease has been posing a serious threat to the communities, and it is critical to know the communities’ level of adherence on COVID-19 prevention measures. Thus, this study aimed to identify the predictors of adherence to COVID-19 prevention measure among communities in North Shoa zone, Ethiopia by using a health belief model. Methods: Community-based cross-sectional study design was employed. A total of 683 respondents were interviewed using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire. The data were collected by using a mobile-based application called “Google form.” Logistic regression was performed to analyze the data. Estimates were reported in adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals (CI) and a significant association was declared at p-value of less than 0.05. Result: The overall adherence level of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19 was 44.1%. Self-efficacy (AOR = 0.23; 95% 0.14, 0.36), perceived benefits (AOR = 0.35; 95% 0.23, 0.56), perceived barriers (AOR = 3.36; 95% 2.23, 5.10), and perceived susceptibility of COVID-19 (AOR = 1.60; 95% 1.06, 2.39) were important predictors that influenced the adherence of the community to COVID-19 preventive behaviors. Conclusions: In this study, the overall adherence level of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19 was relatively low. It is vital to consider the communities’ self-efficacy, perceived benefits, perceived barriers and perceived susceptibility of COVID-19 in order to improve the adherence of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher PLoS ONE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 10.1371/journal.pone.0246006;
dc.title Predictors of adherence to COVID-19 prevention measure among communities in North Shoa Zone, Ethiopia based on health belief model: A cross-sectional study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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