Covid-19 among College Students in Pekanbaru: How Much Do They Know?

  • Kiki Yumarlin Bagian Kebidanan, Akademi Kebidanan Helvetia Pekanbaru, Pekanbaru
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  • Lidia Fitri Bagian Kebidanan, Akademi Kebidanan Helvetia Pekanbaru, Pekanbaru
    (ID)
  • Evis Ritawani Bagian Kebidanan, Akademi Kebidanan Helvetia Pekanbaru, Pekanbaru
    (ID)
  • Musfardi Rustam Bagian Keperawatan, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru
    (ID)
Keywords: college students, covid-19 knowledge, covid-19 literacy, information of covid-19, social distancing

Abstract

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or called Covid-19 which is the cause of a public health emergency, is a new type of virus that has never been previously identified in humans and has no known transmitter. The Covid-19 pandemic is a health problem due to high morbidity and mortality cases. The purpose of the study was to describe student knowledge about Covid-19 at the Helvetia Midwifery Academy Pekanbaru. This type of research was a quantitative analytic descriptive design. The population in this study was 122 female students with a total sampling technique. Data were collected using a questionnaire sheet and analyzed univariately. The results showed that the majority of Helvetia Midwifery Academy students' knowledge about Covid-19 was 66.4% less. This study found that there were still many female students who had less knowledge about Covid-19, especially in terms of maintaining distance. Respondents are expected to increase their knowledge by reading, finding out, and following the development of information related to Covid-19 on trusted social media in order to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19.

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Musfardi Rustam, Bagian Keperawatan, Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru
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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Yumarlin, K., Fitri, L., Ritawani, E., & Rustam, M. (2022). Covid-19 among College Students in Pekanbaru: How Much Do They Know?. Diversity: Disease Preventive of Research Integrity, 3(1), 36-43. https://doi.org/10.24252/diversity.v3i1.28188
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Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022
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