Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Community Health Center Pharmacists toward COVID-19 in West Sumatera Province, Indonesia

Authors : Yelly Oktavia Sari; Syofyan; Isna Desvera

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 9 - September

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Community Health Center Pharmacists is one of the health workers the Community Health Center which plays an important role in the management of pharmaceuticals and clinical pharmacy services.The Community Health Center (CHC) is the front line in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID -19 which is included in the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 in Indonesia.Knowledge, attitude and practice Community Health Center Pharmacists related countermeasures COVID-19 is indispensable in carrying out its role according to the standard pharmacy services in a pandemic era COVID-19.This study aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices Community Health Center Pharmacists in Provincial West Sumatera to COVID-19 and examines the relationship between these three variables.This study was an observational study design with a crosssectional.The research instrument used a questionnaire which was declared valid with validity and reliability tests. A total of 114 Community Health Center Pharmacists in West Sumatera province were respondents study who met the inclusion criteria by filling out the questionnaire via Google Form is distributed via WhatApps.The results of this study, Community Health Center Pharmacists has a high level of knowledge (87.7%), a positive attitude (62.3%) and good practices (53.5%) against COVID-19.Knowledge of COVID-19 is influenced by marital status and attitudes towards COVID-19 are influenced by gender, age and length of practice and practice of COVID-19 is influenced by gender, marital status and length of practice. From the results of statistical tests between knowledge, attitude and practice Community Health Center Pharmacists against COVID- 19, there is a significant relationship between attitude and practice (p=0.016) and no significant relationship between knowledge with attitude (p=0.316) and knowledge with practice ( p=0.157)

Keywords : Knowledge; Attitude,; Practice; Community Health Center Pharmacist; West Sumatera; COVID-19.


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