The Effect of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Covid-19 on the Work Stress of Nurses in Emergency Installations of the General Hospital Center Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo


  • Hasri Khumaerah Abrar Department of Hospital Management, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Irwandy Irwandy Department of Hospital Management, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Atjo Wahyu Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia



Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Work Stress, Covid-19


Disease transmission among health workers is associated with overcrowding, absence of isolation facilities, and environmental contamination. Knowledge of disease will influence the attitude and practice of medical staff. Wrong attitudes and practices directly increase the risk of infection. This study aims to analyze the influence of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) nurses who handle the COVID-19 pandemic in the Emergency Room of the General Hospital Center (RSUP) Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo. This research is a quantitative research. The design used was analytic observational with a cross-sectional study approach. A sample of 83 nurses was selected using purposive sampling technique with the criteria of nurses on duty in the hospital. Data were analyzed using the Logistic Regression test. The results of multivariate analysis obtained p-value below 0.05 (p <0.05), meaning that the attitude and practice variables had an influence on the dependent variable (job stress). For the most dominant variable that affects work stress, it can be seen from the largest OR value, namely practice with OR = 4.484. The high OR value obtained means that practice is the most dominant variable affecting the dependent variable, namely work stress. The hospital management identifies the behavior of each employee in an effort to adjust their needs, provides training programs to maintain and protect themselves while working, and the incentives obtained. So that employees can work calmly and be confident in their work. It is suggested for further research to be able to use other research designs, so that we can find out factors other than KAP that can affect work stress, either directly or indirectly.


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Abrar, H. K. ., Irwandy, I., & Wahyu, A. . (2020). The Effect of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Covid-19 on the Work Stress of Nurses in Emergency Installations of the General Hospital Center Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Interdisciplinary Journal Papier Human Review, 1(2), 37-45.