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Status of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Norovirus Infection and Its Influencing Factors among Primary and Junior Middle School Students in Chizhou, China

Version 1 : Received: 3 September 2019 / Approved: 5 September 2019 / Online: 5 September 2019 (10:03:00 CEST)

How to cite: Yuhuan, L.; Feng, L.; Dongbei, D.; Fang, X.; Taidong, D.; Ping, T.; Lyu, Y. Status of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Norovirus Infection and Its Influencing Factors among Primary and Junior Middle School Students in Chizhou, China. Preprints 2019, 2019090056 Yuhuan, L.; Feng, L.; Dongbei, D.; Fang, X.; Taidong, D.; Ping, T.; Lyu, Y. Status of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Norovirus Infection and Its Influencing Factors among Primary and Junior Middle School Students in Chizhou, China. Preprints 2019, 2019090056

Abstract

This study aimed to understand the status of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of norovirus infection among primary and junior middle school students in Chizhou City, explore its influencing factors. A multistage stratified random sampling method was used to randomly select 1200 students from 8 primary and junior middle schools for the effective questionnaire survey in Chizhou City. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to analyse the possible influencing factors. Of 1176 participants, the average knowledge score of norovirus infection was (9.8 ± 3.6), and the scoring rate was 65.3%. The average attitude score was (11.6 ± 1.2), and the scoring rate was 96.3%. The average practice score was (10.4 ± 1.5), and the scoring rate was 86.9%. The difference in the average scoring rate among the three was statistically significant (P < 0.001). The four independent variables of county, education level, sex and age group statistically correlated with the knowledge score. Primary and junior middle school students in Chizhou City had a good attitude and practice compliance in the prevention and control of norovirus infection; however, their professional knowledge still needed further improvement.

Subject Areas

attitudes, and practices; health education; influencing factors; knowledge; norovirus

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