A Study on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Adult Filipinos on Wearing Proper Personal Protective Equipment in Metro Manila during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Francesca Y. Galope
  • Shaina C. Co
  • Paula Emerald P. Davantes
  • Maria Patricia B. Estacio
  • Kiel Mari C. Ilocario
  • Kathleen Alissa D. Jayme
  • Jestyn Asa A. Pabalate
  • Clarenz Sarit M. Concepcion

Keywords:

COVID-19, personal protective equipment, knowledge, attitude, practices.

Abstract

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to progress, one efficient means to prevent transmission is wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Through analyzing the patterns in behavior, people can deal with the consensus of COVID-19. This study aims to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices on using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) among adult Filipinos living in Metro Manila during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research specifically targets to describe the socio-demographic characteristics of adult Filipinos (18-60 years of age) in Metro Manila, to determine their knowledge, attitude and practices and to assess the association of the socio-demographic profile with the knowledge, attitude and practices of adult Filipinos in Metro Manila. The research was done by obtaining data through an online survey, which was distributed, to 400 adult Filipinos in Metro Manila. The tests used for this research include descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests to analyze and summarize the data to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of individuals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the 11 questions for knowledge, the majority only got two questions incorrect indicating that the majority are well aware of the common ways that the virus can be transmitted. Likewise, most of the respondents had similar attitudes and practices towards the use of PPE. In conclusion, adult Filipinos living in Metro Manila during the COVID-19 pandemic possess knowledge about the use of PPE and their attitudes and practices towards its use varies depending on the circumstances surrounding it. The knowledge and attitude of adult Filipinos on using proper PPE is not significantly associated with their socio-demographic profile while their practices show significant association.

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Published

2021-09-15

How to Cite

Francesca Y. Galope, Shaina C. Co, Paula Emerald P. Davantes, Maria Patricia B. Estacio, Kiel Mari C. Ilocario, Kathleen Alissa D. Jayme, Jestyn Asa A. Pabalate, & Clarenz Sarit M. Concepcion. (2021). A Study on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Adult Filipinos on Wearing Proper Personal Protective Equipment in Metro Manila during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Progressive Research in Science and Engineering, 2(9), 75–91. Retrieved from https://journals.grdpublications.com/index.php/ijprse/article/view/431

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