The Effect of an Educational Intervention on COVID-19 Awareness, Preventive Behaviors, and Risk Perceptions among Secondary School Students


  • Sadia Ibrar Khan
  • Mohi Ud Din
  • Syed Fawad Mashhadi
  • Shamaila Mohsin
  • Samreen Misbah
  • Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed Khan



Awareness, Covid-19, Practices, Prevention.


Objectives: To determine the impact of an educational intervention on secondary school students' Covid-19 awareness
and risk perception, as well as their preventive practices.
Study design and settings: A quasi-experimental study conducted in private secondary schools.
Methodology: The study duration was two months. Students who gave consent and didn’t have COVID-19 infection in
past were included by non-probability purposive sampling. Raosoft sample size calculator was used to calculate the sample
size and it came out to be 385 but a total of 380 students could be enrolled. Among these, 37 responses were invalid making
the total sample size to be 343. Ethical approval was taken from the institutional ethical review committee with approval
letter number i.e. ERC/ID/126. SPSS version 25 was used for the analysis of data. Frequencies and percentages were
calculated. Paired samples T-test was applied to see the difference in participants’ scores before and after the intervention.
A p-value = 0.05 was taken as significant.
Results: The knowledge of students were improved from moderate to high level and the total percentile score from 74.86%
to 89.76% after intervention. Their practicing preventive behaviors were at a low level with scores of 69.37%. Their risk
perceptions remained at moderate levels and did not see any improvement.
Conclusion: Participants practicing preventive behaviors were at a low level. Their knowledge scores improved from
moderate to high level after intervention but their risk perceptions remained at moderate levels and no change was seen


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How to Cite

Khan, S. I. ., Din, M. U. ., Mashhadi, S. F. ., Mohsin, S. ., Misbah, S. ., & Khan, M. M. A. . (2022). The Effect of an Educational Intervention on COVID-19 Awareness, Preventive Behaviors, and Risk Perceptions among Secondary School Students. Journal of Bahria University Medical and Dental College, 12(02), 83–87.



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