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Analyzing Predictors of Control Measures and Psychosocial Problems Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Eight Countries

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Department of CSE, BUET, ECE Building, West Palashi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76006, USA
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Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
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Department of Statistics, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur 5404, Bangladesh
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Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Departamento de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Universidad de Sonora (UNISON), Luis Encinas y Rosales S/N, Col. Centro, Hermosillo 83000, Mexico
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Department of International Health and Medical Anthropology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, 1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
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School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Ulster University, Coleraine BT52 1SA, UK
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
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Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) Sindh, Sindh 75510, Pakistan
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School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Academic Editors: Vincent I. O. Agyapong, Ejemai Eboreime, Adegboyega Sapara and Nnamdi Nkire
Received: 9 June 2021 / Revised: 8 July 2021 / Accepted: 15 July 2021 / Published: 21 July 2021
COVID-19 has harshly impacted communities globally. This study provides relevant information for creating equitable policy interventions to combat the spread of COVID-19. This study aims to predict the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of the COVID-19 pandemic at a global level to determine control measures and psychosocial problems. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from July to October 2020 using an online questionnaire. Questionnaires were initially distributed to academicians worldwide. These participants distributed the survey among their social, professional, and personal groups. Responses were collected and analyzed from 67 countries, with a sample size of 3031. Finally, based on the number of respondents, eight countries, including Bangladesh, China, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, the United States, and Zambia were rigorously analyzed. Specifically, questionnaire responses related to COVID-19 accessibility, behavior, knowledge, opinion, psychological health, and susceptibility were collected and analyzed. As per our analysis, age groups were found to be a primary determinant of behavior, knowledge, opinion, psychological health, and susceptibility scores. Gender was the second most influential determinant for all metrics except information about COVID-19 accessibility, for which education was the second most important determinant. Respondent profession was the third most important metric for all scores. Our findings suggest that health authorities must promote health educations, implement related policies to disseminate COVID-19-awareness that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 infection. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; knowledge; attitude; practice; protection measures; psychosocial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic; knowledge; attitude; practice; protection measures; psychosocial impacts of
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Jony, S.S.R.; Haque, U.; Webb, N.J.; Spence, E.; Rahman, M.S.; Aghamohammadi, N.; Lie, Y.; Angulo-Molina, A.; Ananth, S.; Ren, X.; Kawachi, N.; Ito, H.; Ulvi, O.; Lubinda, J.; Karamehic-Muratovic, A.; Maher, W.; Ali, P.; Rahman, M.S. Analyzing Predictors of Control Measures and Psychosocial Problems Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Eight Countries. Behav. Sci. 2021, 11, 106. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080106

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Jony SSR, Haque U, Webb NJ, Spence E, Rahman MS, Aghamohammadi N, Lie Y, Angulo-Molina A, Ananth S, Ren X, Kawachi N, Ito H, Ulvi O, Lubinda J, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Maher W, Ali P, Rahman MS. Analyzing Predictors of Control Measures and Psychosocial Problems Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Eight Countries. Behavioral Sciences. 2021; 11(8):106. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080106

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Jony, Sheikh S.R., Ubydul Haque, Nathaniel J. Webb, Emily Spence, Md. S. Rahman, Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Yongchan Lie, Aracely Angulo-Molina, Sushmitha Ananth, Xuelian Ren, Nobuyuki Kawachi, Hiromu Ito, Osman Ulvi, Jailos Lubinda, Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Wasim Maher, Parveen Ali, and M. S. Rahman 2021. "Analyzing Predictors of Control Measures and Psychosocial Problems Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Eight Countries" Behavioral Sciences 11, no. 8: 106. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080106

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