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11 October 2020: Clinical Research

Factors Affecting Infection Control Behaviors to Prevent COVID-19: An Online Survey of Nursing Students in Anhui, China in March and April 2020

Ting Yuan 1BCDEFG , Huan Liu 2ACE* , Xiang Dong Li 3BCEF , Hai Rong Liu 4ACDE*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.925877

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e925877

Table 3 Level of knowledge, attitude, and prevention behavior according to demographic characteristics (N=613).

VariablesCharacteristicsN (%)KnowledgePracticeAttitudeeHEALS
Mean rankZmwuPMean rankZmwuPMean rankZmwuPMean rankZmwuP
SexMale195 (31.8)290.15−1.620.105259.93−4.500.000** 261.94−4.310.000** 274.90−3.110.002**
Female418 (68.2)314.86328.96328.02321.97
Living areasCity220 (35.9)307.11−0.010.991347.73−4.270.000** 312.43−0.570.570312.45−0.580.563
Country-side393 (64.1)306.94284.20303.96303.95
Clinical practice experiencedYes284 (46.3)358.25−6.710.000** 321.55−1.890.058335.43−3.700.000** 325.41−2.430.015*
No329 (53.7)262.76294.44282.46291.11
eHEALSLow281 (45.9)272.44−4.480.000** 241.23−8.480.000** 245.77−7.890.000** 141.00−21.660.000**
High332 (54.1)336.25362.67358.83447.50
GradeFirst year161 (26.3)241.3153.400.000** 310.245.1040.164288.8212.680.005** 314.619.880.02*
Second year175 (28.5)281.20283.64280.69273.70
Third year124 (20.2)353.45328.39342.98313.85
Fourth year153 (25.0)367.99312.97327.06331.53
CurrentGood502 (81.9)309.812.320.314318.7712.3030.002** 320.6617.010.000** 325.2830.470.000**
Health statusNeither good nor bad90 (14.7)304.51254.23250.63226.81
Bad21 (3.4)250.50251.79221.95213.79
Mann-Whitney test and Kruskal-Wallis test.

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