SELF-CARE BEHAVIORS TO PREVENT COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS IN THAILAND
The COVID-19 pandemic plays a key role in people's behavior worldwide, especially, during the measures of locking down and social distancing, the demand for food delivery increased worldwide. To prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the food delivery riders require to have good self-care behaviors during working. Therefore, this research aims to assess the self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19 among food delivery riders and determine the associations of demographic data of food delivery riders and self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19. This research employed online cross-sectional research involving 440 food delivery riders in Bangkok from October to November 2020. The findings showed that most food delivery riders had a high level of self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19 infection (M= 4.04, SD= 0.63). The factor associated with the self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19 infection was educational level (p< 0.05). This research provides an understanding of the level and factors associated with self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19 infection among food delivery riders. The healthcare providers, public health sectors, and food delivery companies are recommended to promote self-care behaviors among food delivery riders and necessary to have the effective health communication, health education or intervention to all food delivery riders by concerning about their educational background.
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