Indicators of a preventive behaviour of the Latvian population and related factors, during the COVID-19 crisis

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine association of COVID-19 preventive behaviour with trust in COVID-19 information sources, COVID-19 risk perception and fear of COVID-19 in Latvia society. A quantitative cross-sectional online survey in a sample of Latvian general population aged 18-74 years has been carried out in the frame of the Latvian National Research Program No.VPP-COVID-2020/1-0011: "Impact of COVID-19 on health care system and public health in Latvia; ways of preparing health sector for future epidemics" The results show that there is significant association between COVID-19 preventive behaviour and COVID risk perception (r = .40, p < .001), COVID-19 preventive behaviour and trust in COVID-19 information sources (r = .29, p < .001), COVID-19 preventive behaviour and fear of COVID-19 (r = .42, p < .001), COVID risk perception and fear of COVID-19 (r = .37, p < .001), COVID risk perception and trust in COVID-19 information sources (r = .45, p < .001), fear of COVID-19 and trust in COVID-19 information sources (r = .14, p < .001) The results show, that those Latvian residents, who show higher fear of COVID-19, higher COVID-19 risk perception and have more trust in COVID-19 information sources, are more actively involved in COVID-19 preventive behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages15
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare: Society Health Welfare - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
https://rw2021.rsu.lv/conferences/society-health-welfare

Conference

ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare
CountryLatvia
CityRīga
Period24/03/2126/03/21
Internet address

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)

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