Next Article in Journal
Structural Relationship among Physical Self-Efficacy, Psychological Well-Being, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior among Hotel Employees: Moderating Effects of Leisure-Time Physical Activity
Previous Article in Journal
Multimorbidity and Mental Health: The Role of Gender among Disease-Causing Poverty, Rural, Aged Households in China
ijerph-logo
Article Menu

Article Menu

Open AccessArticle

Nationwide Survey in Greece about Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Preventive Behaviors for COVID-19 during the General Lockdown in April 2020

1
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 41222 Larissa, Greece
2
Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, 12243 Athens, Greece
3
Department of Hygiene, Social-Preventative Medicine and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
4
Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, 22100 Tripoli, Greece
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 8854; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238854
Received: 9 October 2020 / Revised: 16 November 2020 / Accepted: 25 November 2020 / Published: 28 November 2020
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Greek general population toward coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the lockdown period in April 2020, to examine factors associated with misperceptions and to determine behavioral patterns that may require interventions. Methods: A cross-sectional study of the general Greek population (N = 1858) was conducted. A geographically stratified cluster sampling was implemented. A questionnaire was composed consisting of 35 questions. Data collection took place from 15 April to 2 May 2020. A random-digit dialing survey was conducted by 29 interviewers. Results: The majority of respondents (62.7%) answered ≥12/17 questions correctly. Participants aged 18–44 years, male gender, specific occupations (freelancer, unemployed, housewife, retiree) and those who sought information about COVID-19 from less than two sources received lower aggregated scores on knowledge questions. Regarding attitudes toward future vaccination, 18.9% declared that were against it, while 81.1% that they may consider or will be vaccinated. About 40% were not using a face mask and only 42% washed their hands appropriately. Conclusion: Adjusting information campaigns targeting especially people below 45 years of age can help to sensitize them and realise their role to control the spread. Further targeted surveys are needed to adjust/design prevention campaigns. View Full-Text
Keywords: coronavirus; COVID-19; knowledge; attitude; practices; behavior; Greece; risk perception; general population coronavirus; COVID-19; knowledge; attitude; practices; behavior; Greece; risk perception; general population
MDPI and ACS Style

Mouchtouri, V.A.; Agathagelidou, E.; Kofonikolas, K.; Rousou, X.; Dadouli, K.; Pinaka, O.; Agathocleous, E.; Anagnostopoulou, L.; Chatziligou, C.; Christoforidou, E.P.; Chalntoupi, T.; Kalomoiris, L.; Kapoula, C.; Kokkinou, V.; Constantinides, A.; Konstantinou, P.; Kostara, E.; Kourentis, L.; Lantou, A.; Lempidakis, G.; Liasidi, P.-N.; Michalakis, C.; Panagiotou, D.; Panteliadou, F.; Papadoulis, V.; Papantoniou, G.; Psatha, M.; Ragias, D.; Ringa, V.; Syrakouli, A.; Skoutari, A.; Stergiadou, S.; Theodorou, A.; Tzika, V.; Lagiou, A.; Dardavesis, T.; Prezerakos, P.; Hadjichristodoulou, C. Nationwide Survey in Greece about Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Preventive Behaviors for COVID-19 during the General Lockdown in April 2020. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8854. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238854

AMA Style

Mouchtouri VA, Agathagelidou E, Kofonikolas K, Rousou X, Dadouli K, Pinaka O, Agathocleous E, Anagnostopoulou L, Chatziligou C, Christoforidou EP, Chalntoupi T, Kalomoiris L, Kapoula C, Kokkinou V, Constantinides A, Konstantinou P, Kostara E, Kourentis L, Lantou A, Lempidakis G, Liasidi P-N, Michalakis C, Panagiotou D, Panteliadou F, Papadoulis V, Papantoniou G, Psatha M, Ragias D, Ringa V, Syrakouli A, Skoutari A, Stergiadou S, Theodorou A, Tzika V, Lagiou A, Dardavesis T, Prezerakos P, Hadjichristodoulou C. Nationwide Survey in Greece about Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Preventive Behaviors for COVID-19 during the General Lockdown in April 2020. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):8854. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238854

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mouchtouri, Varvara A.; Agathagelidou, Evagelia; Kofonikolas, Kleovoulos; Rousou, Xanthi; Dadouli, Katerina; Pinaka, Ourania; Agathocleous, Evi; Anagnostopoulou, Lemonia; Chatziligou, Chrysanthi; Christoforidou, Eleni P.; Chalntoupi, Thekla; Kalomoiris, Loukas; Kapoula, Christina; Kokkinou, Vasiliki; Constantinides, Aggeliki; Konstantinou, Petros; Kostara, Elina; Kourentis, Leonidas; Lantou, Anastasia; Lempidakis, Georgios; Liasidi, Polixeni-Natalia; Michalakis, Christos; Panagiotou, Dorothea; Panteliadou, Freideriki; Papadoulis, Vasileios; Papantoniou, Grigorios; Psatha, Maria; Ragias, Dimitrios; Ringa, Vera; Syrakouli, Argyro; Skoutari, Angeliki; Stergiadou, Stella; Theodorou, Andreas; Tzika, Vasiliki; Lagiou, Areti; Dardavesis, Theodoros; Prezerakos, Panagiotis; Hadjichristodoulou, Christos. 2020. "Nationwide Survey in Greece about Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Preventive Behaviors for COVID-19 during the General Lockdown in April 2020" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 23: 8854. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238854

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop