A Mixed Method Study of the Health Protocol Practices of Fully Vaccinated COVID-19 Individuals with Comorbidities in National Capital Region, Philippines
Individuals with comorbidity are called to take measures to protect themselves from the severe conditions due to their increased health vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic. An explanatory sequential mixed-method design was employed to assess the relationship between the fully vaccinated COVID-19 individuals with comorbidities and their health protocol practices in the National Capital Region, Philippines. The quantitative phase included a survey of 67 questions consisting of the sociodemographic profile, knowledge, and acceptability of COVID-19, and adherence to minimum health protocols, and personal preventive practices. The survey questionnaire was disseminated through different online platforms, and a total of 384 responses were gathered. The Chi-square Test of Independence was used to analyze the relationship between variables. Qualitatively, semi-structured interviews via Zoom and Messenger video conference were conducted with 11 participants to describe the lived experiences of fully vaccinated individuals with comorbidities. A Swiss-Cheese Model of Health Protocol Practices was formulated from the integration of the quantitative and qualitative findings which underscores the health protocol practices of the fully vaccinated COVID-19 individuals with comorbidities. Findings demonstrated the need for urgency in enhancing prevention strategies to better prepare for and address the concerns of fully vaccinated COVID-19 individuals with comorbidity on their health, especially during a pandemic. Additionally, the study also serves as an avenue for future researchers, local government units, and policymakers to prioritize the public healthcare crisis and its appropriate interventions.
Authors: Matthew Spencer Ho, Chrissea Custodio, Jaye Kirsten Melchor, Christine Rozien Palayad, Patricia Anne Ty, Erin Grace Villanueva, Mareeya Yumena, Maria Luisa Olano, Diana Leah Mendoza
Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)
- Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0017
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
- Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)