BEHAVIOR AND SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN PERU: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE DESIGN BEHAVIORAL PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
Keywords:COVID-19, Pandemics, Behavioral Sciences, Peru
Human behavior has a decisive influence on the transmission of COVID-19 and must play a main role in national public health efforts. This article analyzes variables of psychosocial intervention that have shown a relationship with the performance of protective behaviors in pandemic contexts. These variables has been organized according to the following intervention objectives: increasing risk perception and self-efficacy, reducing invulnerability bias, managing anxiety and uncertainty, promoting healthy social norms, promoting social capital, promoting behaviors prosocial, and build trust in the authorities and science. Finally, a framework is proposed for the design and implementation of behavioral public health interventions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Peru.
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