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Mitigation of COVID-19 risk among older adults in nursing homes: a public survey

Lee, Wang Ling and Dewitt, Dorothy and Chui, Ping Lei and Sahibudeen, Abdul Kadir Shah and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Chinna, Karuthan and Chong, Mei Chan (2021) Mitigation of COVID-19 risk among older adults in nursing homes: a public survey. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47 (3). pp. 23-28. ISSN 0098-9134 E-ISSN 1938-243X

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The current study examines the public’s perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies. An online survey questionnaire was completed by 611 adults residing in Malaysia. The four domains, derived from factor analysis, affi rmed the supportive perception among the public (score range = 4.42 to 4.64/5.0). However, among the gaps identifi ed were the perception toward hand sanitizing and susceptibility of older adults to COVID-19. Public knowledge on symptoms of COVID-19 was limited (e.g., 41.4% to 53.4% incorrect responses to anosmia, diarrhea, confusion). Multivariate analysis of variance found that males and participants with less education had signifi cantly lower supportive perceptions (p < 0.05). With >86% of participants having access to internet communication technology, mobile interventions tailored to gender and educational level are recommended to promote long-term pandemic preparedness among stakeholders and the public.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5170/88653
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: dr mohd said nurumal
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 12:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88653

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