Adolescent knowledge in COVID-19 prevention based on Centres for Disease Control guideline

Dinda Monika Nusantara Ratri, Muhammad Farid, Hasbi As-Shiddiq, Airlangga Revy Priono, Ananda Eka Putri Widhayatina, Devita Fatikhasari, Dinda Chaerani, Ellyna Majesty Ayundari, Farhan Rizqi Windianto, Kallista Freda Meir, Lie Chaterine Marthadilawati, Ludiro Seto Prasetiyo Gomo, Moch Tri Widya Octaviandy, Muhammad Rizky Naufal Ramadhan, Peggy Ignatia Winarko, Satya Andiva Azhalia, Widad Sekar Putri Rinardi

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Abstract

Background: Adolescents are vulnerable to the transmission of COVID-19. Teenagers have a lower knowledge of health protocols than the other age groups. This situation can lead to a continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases although the application of health protocols following CDC guidelines is already in place globally. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine adolescents’ knowledge about COVID-19 preventive measures according to CDC guidelines. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study with the snowball sampling method. It was conducted by distributing digital questionnaires in October 2021 to adolescents aged 12-18 years. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis related to knowledge and its differences was done based on the characteristics of adolescents. Result: About 80% of adolescents had good knowledge about COVID-19 preventive measures according to CDC guidelines. However, most of the adolescents did not have sufficient knowledge about proper handwashing, proper use and care of masks, and social distancing. Conclusion: Adolescent knowledge about the application of health protocols according to CDC guidelines needs to be improved. Educational interventions are needed to educate adolescents about health protocols against COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacy Education
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • COVID-19
  • Education
  • Health protocol
  • Knowledge

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