• Chawapon Sarnkhaowkhom Department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wanich Suksatan Faculty of Nursing, HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Orn-uma Malaikham Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kedsarin Tuppanom Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Naruemon Sawangthuean Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Suphattra Wongtee Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Julalak Fhapafha Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Laksika Wisesthearrakul Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Supawadee Lapaphan Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Soontaree Machikowa Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Apitchaya Chaaumphol Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Bangkok, Thailand



COVID-19, Food delivery, Self-care behaviors, Prevention


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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How to Cite

Sarnkhaowkhom, C. ., Suksatan, W., Malaikham, O.- uma ., Tuppanom, K., Sawangthuean, N. ., Wongtee, S. ., … Chaaumphol, A. . (2022). SELF-CARE BEHAVIORS TO PREVENT COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS IN THAILAND . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 22(3), 130–136.