Vol - 25, Issue - 4
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-07-04-2020-394
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Abstract : In Indonesia, the number of Covid-19 cases has reached almost 2,000 confirmed cases with a relatively high rate of fatality (9.1%) since it was identified from the beginning of March to April 2020. The objective of this study was to present the knowledge and awareness on Covid-19 among urban community in Yogyakarta. An online cross-sectional survey was conducted in March 15-31, 2020. A set of questionnaire adopted from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website was developed and validated resulting 6,98 alpha cronbach. Four sections of questionnaire include (1) socidemogpahic characteristics, (2) knowledge and awareness of Covid-19’s symptoms and prevention, (3) Household preparation for Covid-19 outbreak, and (4) Self-assessment of fear and stress related to Covid-19. Response of all participants was presented descriptively. Among 870 respondents, average respondent age was 28.23 ± 10.21 years, mostly female (63.22%) and senior high school as education (50.57%). Overall, the knowledge and awareness among respondents on Covid-19 were in the range of 60-90%. There was a high level of fear and stress in the community as a result of this outbreak, where 95.40% of respondents felt fear and worry about their own health and the health of their loved ones. Facts and valid information from the government are needed to increase knowledge and awareness on Covid-19 among community and reduce the stress caused by the pandemic

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