Analyzing predictors of control measures and psychosocial problems associated with COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from eight countries

Jony, Sheikh Saifur Rahman and Haque, Ubydul and Webb, Nathaniel J. and Spence, Emily and Rahman, Md. Siddikur and Aghamohammadi, Nasrin and Lie, Yongchan and Angulo-Molina, Aracely and Ananth, Sushmitha and Ren, Xuelian and Kawachi, Nobuyuki and Ito, Hiromu and Ulvi, Osman and Lubinda, Jailos and Karamehic-Muratovic, Ajlina and Maher, Wasim and Ali, Parveen and Rahman, M. Sohel (2021) Analyzing predictors of control measures and psychosocial problems associated with COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from eight countries. Behavioral Science, 11 (8). ISSN 2076-328X, DOI

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COVID-19 has harshly impacted communities globally. This study provides relevant information for creating equitable policy interventions to combat the spread of COVID-19. This study aims to predict the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of the COVID-19 pandemic at a global level to determine control measures and psychosocial problems. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from July to October 2020 using an online questionnaire. Questionnaires were initially distributed to academicians worldwide. These participants distributed the survey among their social, professional, and personal groups. Responses were collected and analyzed from 67 countries, with a sample size of 3031. Finally, based on the number of respondents, eight countries, including Bangladesh, China, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, the United States, and Zambia were rigorously analyzed. Specifically, questionnaire responses related to COVID-19 accessibility, behavior, knowledge, opinion, psychological health, and susceptibility were collected and analyzed. As per our analysis, age groups were found to be a primary determinant of behavior, knowledge, opinion, psychological health, and susceptibility scores. Gender was the second most influential determinant for all metrics except information about COVID-19 accessibility, for which education was the second most important determinant. Respondent profession was the third most important metric for all scores. Our findings suggest that health authorities must promote health educations, implement related policies to disseminate COVID-19-awareness that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)[17H04731]
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic;Knowledge;Attitude;Practice;Protection measures;Psychosocial impacts of
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 07:40
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 07:40

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