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Protocol - COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Avoidant Behaviors

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Description

An interviewer administered questionnaire that asks about coronavirus symptoms, healthcare visits, social interactions, and safe/unsafe behaviors.

Specific Instructions

Randomize the order of the items

Protocol

1. Which of the following are the main symptoms people infected with the coronavirus experience?

Yes

No

Unsure

1a. Fever or chills

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1b. Runny or stuffy nose

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1c. Chest congestion

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1d. Skin rash

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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1e. Cough

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1f. Sore throat

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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1g. Sneezing

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1h. Muscle or body aches

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1i. Headaches

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

1j. Fatigue or tiredness

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 [ ] 

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1k. Shortness of breath

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1l. Abdominal Discomfort

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1m. Vomiting

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1n. Hair Loss

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1o. Dry skin

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 [ ] 

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1p. Body temperature higher than 100.4 F or 38.0 C

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 [ ] 

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1q. Diarrhea

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 [ ] 

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1r. Lost sense of smell

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

2. In the last seven days, have you done the following:

Yes

No

Unsure

2a. Gone out to a bar, club, or other place where people gather

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

2b. Gone to the grocery store or pharmacy

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

2c. Gone to a friend, neighbor, or relative’s residence (that ist your own)

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2d. Had visitors such as friends, neighbors or relatives at your residence

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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2e. Attended a gathering with more than 10 people, such as a reunion, wedding, funeral, birthday party, concert, or religious service

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

2f. Sought care from a hospital or health care facility

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

2g. Been placed in isolation or quarantine

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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2h. Remained in your residence at all times, except for essential activities or exercise

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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2i. Shared items like towels or utensils with other people

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 [ ] 

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2j. Had close contact (within 6 feet) with people who live with you

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2k. Had close contact (within 6 feet) with people who dot live with you

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2l. Gone outside to walk, hike, or exercise

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 [ ] 

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3. Which of the following have you done in the last seven days to keep yourself safe from coronavirus? Only consider actions that you took or decisions that you made personally.

Yes

No

3a. Washed your hands with soap or used hand sanitizer several times per day

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3b. Canceled or postponed air travel for work

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3c. Canceled or postponed air travel for pleasure

 [ ] 

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3d. Canceled or postponed work or school activities

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3e. Canceled or postponed personal or social activities

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3f. Visited a doctor

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3g. Canceled a doctor’s appointment

 [ ] 

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3h. Stockpiled food or water

 [ ] 

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3i. Avoided contact with people who could be high-risk

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3j. Avoided public spaces, gatherings, or crowds

 [ ] 

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3k. Prayed

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3l. Avoided eating at restaurants

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3m. Stockpiled hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes

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3n. Worked or studied at home

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3o. Worn a mask or other face covering

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3p. Stockpiled medication

 [ ] 

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4. Have Federal, state, or local governments encouraged you to limitn-essential travel?

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

[ ] 3

5. Have Federal, state, or local governments required you to limitn-essential travel?

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

[ ] 3

6. How effective are the following actions for keeping you safe from coronavirus? [Color “unsure” differently]

Extremely Ineffective

Somewhat Ineffective

Somewhat Effective

Extremely Effective

Unsure

Wearing a facemask such as the one shown here.

Praying.

Washing your hands with soap or using hand sanitizer frequently.

Seeing a doctor if you feel sick.

Seeing a doctor if you feel healthy but worry that you were exposed

Avoiding public spaces, gatherings, and crowds.

Avoiding contact with people who could be high-risk.

Avoiding hospitals and clinics.

Avoiding restaurants.

Avoiding airplanes

7. How safe or unsafe are the following actions for avoiding exposure to coronavirus? [Color “unsure” differently]

[Randomize the order of items in the list]

Extremely Safe

Somewhat Safe

Somewhat Unsafe

Extremely Unsafe

Unsure

Grocery shopping

Attending gatherings of more than 100 people

Going to the hospital

Dining in at restaurants

Eating “take-out” meals from restaurants

Visiting with relatives or friends in their home

Handling packages that have been delivered

Playing on playground equipment

Touching door knobs, countertops, and other surfaces in your home

Interacting closely with Other members of your household

Going outside to walk, hike, or exercise

8. We’d like to ask about your family, as well as your close friends. How many family or close friends do you have? Only include people who are still alive, regardless of where they live.

[Input number: 0-999: Soft check “Do you really have [NUMBER] family and close friends?”]

9. You said that you have [NUMBER] family and close friends. Of these people, how many do you think have been infected with the coronavirus?

[Input number: 0-999, must be <= to total contacts]:

[Soft check: “Do you really know [NUMBER] people who have been infected?”]

10. On a scale of 0 to 100 percent, what is the chance that you will get the coronavirus in the next three months? If you’ret sure, please give your best guess.

11. If you do get the coronavirus, what is the percent chance you will die from it? If you’ret sure, please give your best guess.

12. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

12a. The childhood vaccines, such as those for measles and chickenpox:

12a1. Have many known harmful side effects

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

12a2. Provide important benefits to society

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

12a3. May lead to illness and death

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

12a4. Are useful and effective

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

13. How likely are you to get vaccinated for coronavirus once a vaccination is available to the public?

[ ] very unlikely

[ ] somewhat unlikely

[ ] somewhat likely

[ ] very likely

14. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

14a. Most people believe that people with coronavirus are dangerous.

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

14b. Most people believe that people who used to have coronavirus are dangerous.

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

14c. Most people believe that having coronavirus is a sign of personal weakness or failure.

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

14d. If I caught the coronavirus, I would consider it a sign of my personal weakness or failure.

[ ] strongly disagree

[ ] disagree

[ ] agree

[ ] strongly agree

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

Equipment Needs

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage

Adult, Senior

Participants

Adults aged 18 years or older

Selection Rationale

PhenX used input from crowdsourcing to enable rapid response and release of COVID-19 related protocols in the Toolkit. 

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) COVID-19 Knowledge Attitude Avoidance behavior Questionnaire Questionnaire   7482974 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Coronavirus Tracking Survey of the Understanding America Survey (UAS)

Source

Coronavirus Tracking Survey - Long Form - Wave 2: April 1-14, 2020. Center for Economic and Social Research – Understanding America Study. CR014 – CR025, CR030 – CR031 as questions 1-14.

General References

Protocol ID

930401

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
COVID-19 Research
Measure Name

COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Avoidant Behaviors

Release Date

October 30, 2020

Definition

This protocol assesses knowledge, attitudes related to COVID -19 and avoidant behaviors. 

Purpose

The Coronavirus Tracking Survey of the Understanding America Survey (UAS) focuses on the impact of the novel coronavirus.

Keywords

Knowledge, Attitudes, Avoidant Behaviors, coronavirus, COVID, COVID-related symptoms, social distancing, socialization, hygiene, quarantine, travel, COVID-19