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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Sisay Shewasinad Yehualashet

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Sisay Shewasinad Yehualashet
Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia
Title : Predictors of COVID 19 prevention measure adherence among communities in north shoa zone, Ethiopia based on health belief model


Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging respiratory infections and is known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome. At present, the disease has been posing a serious threat to the communities, and it is critical to know the communities’ level of adherence on COVID-19 prevention measures. Thus, this study aimed to identify the predictors of adherence to COVID-19 prevention measure among communities in North Shoa zone, Ethiopia by using a health belief model.

Methods: Community-based cross-sectional study design was employed. A total of 683 respondents were interviewed using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire. The data were collected by using a mobile-based application called “Google form.” Logistic regression was performed to analyze the data. Estimates were reported in adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals (CI) and a significant association was declared at p-value of less than 0.05.

Result: The overall adherence level of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19 was 44.1%. Self-efficacy (AOR = 0.23; 95% 0.14, 0.36), perceived benefits (AOR = 0.35; 95% 0.23, 0.56), perceived barriers (AOR = 3.36; 95% 2.23, 5.10), and perceived susceptibility of COVID-19 (AOR = 1.60; 95% 1.06, 2.39) were important predictors that influenced the adherence of the community to COVID-19 preventive behaviors.

Conclusions: In this study, the overall adherence level of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19 was relatively low. It is vital to consider the communities’ self-efficacy, perceived benefits, perceived barriers and perceived susceptibility of COVID-19 in order to improve the adherence of the community towards the recommended safety measures of COVID-19.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • COVID 19 Prevention measure in sub-Sahara developing country?
  • The applicability of health believe model during out break?
  • How to integrate epidemic prevention strategy in the health science curriculum?


Mr Sisay Shewasinad Yehualashet is Assistant professor in the Department of pediatric and child health nursing in Government University at Debre Birhan University, Ethiopia. I have had trainings on Basic computer skills, Systemic review and Meta-analysis, R-software, SPSS, Stata 14 and Endnote. The training helped me to look on the ways enhancing problem identification, prioritization and implementations strategies to improve health services of a given community. My research interests were on Maternal and Child health, Reproductive health, Infections diseases, Non-communicable diseases, Quality of care, youth and adolescent health. I have published more than 21 article papers on reputed international and national journals. I participated on different qualitative and quantitative research.