COVID-19: Risk perception, risk communication, and Infection prevention & control among healthcare workers
This explanatory sequential mixed-method study aimed to address following research questions- - How do healthcare providers perceive risks related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh? - What are the communication channels, influencers, and content used for communicating COVID-19 risk with the healthcare providers in Bangladesh? - How do healthcare providers engage in COVID-19 infection prevention and control practices at healthcare settings? - How risk perception is being shaped by the nature of risk communication among healthcare providers at time of COVID-19 pandemic? From quantitative data, the infection prevention and control behaviors of healthcare providers of tertiary care health facilities in Bangladesh have been explored applying the theory of "Health Belief Model". Moreover, risk perception and risk communication among healthcare workers are determined and have been triangulated with qualitative findings.