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Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran. , shahrakijavad@gmail.com
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Promoting preventive behaviors among health employees have premier importance to manage COVID-19 disease. This study was conducted to identify the influencing factors of predictors of COVID-19.
This cross-sectional research was conducted on 415 employees considered a multi-stage sampling method was selected. The data collection tool was a standardized questionnaire containing demographic and specific questions. The reliability and content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a specific expert panel and Cronbach’s alpha test. The results were analyzed using SPSS software. To survey the association between Health Belief Model constructs and COVID-19 preventive behaviors and identify the determinants of the preventive behaviors the Pearson coefficient and linear regression test were used, respectively. P value set at ≤ 0.05.
The majority of the participants were female (57.6) with an average age of 34.12±6.38. COVID-19 preventive measures had a positive association with perceived self-efficacy, perceived benefits, perceived severity, perceived susceptibility, and cues to action. Self-efficacy and perceived benefits were the significant predictors of the COVID-19 preventive measures (P≤ 0.05).
The constructs of the Extended Health Belief model were a suitable framework to survey the COVID-19 preventive measures in health employees.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/06/1 | Accepted: 2022/08/1

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