Assessment of Perceptions and impacts of COVID-19, and adherence to Public Health Recommendations among Black/ African Americans

Authors

  • Matthew Asare
  • Chukwuemeka N Okafor
  • Karla J Bautista

Keywords:

COVID-19, Black/African American, Health Belief Model, COVID-19 related stress

Abstract

We evaluated the associations between health belief model (HBM) constructs and adherence to COVID-19 public health recommendations (PHR) among 433 Black/African Americans (AA) in the US. We found that participants’ perceived severity, perceived benefits, and perceived barriers were posi- tively associated with PHR (p<.01), and the variables accounted for 25% of the variance. Factors such as worrying about health and worrying about living conditions were associated with participants’ anxiety and depressive symptoms (p<.01) accounting for 12.6 and 9.2% of the variance respectively. HBM con- structs could be used to develop an intervention to encourage adherence to COVID-19 PHR among AA.

Published

2021-04-29

How to Cite

Asare, M., Okafor, C. N., & Bautista, K. J. (2021). Assessment of Perceptions and impacts of COVID-19, and adherence to Public Health Recommendations among Black/ African Americans. American Journal of Health Studies, 35(4). Retrieved from https://amjhealthstudies.com/index.php/ajhs/article/view/260