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【COVID-19 Research Achievement】Prof. Kazuya Nakayachi published an article regarding comparison of perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19 between the public and medical experts.

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Updated Mar. 10, 2021
Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology) and the research group have published the article “A comparison of perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19 between the public and medical experts: Not so different in means, but in distributions” in the Journal of Health Psychology (Mar. 3, 2021, doi: 10.1177/1359105321999701).

“This brief report documents the results of a survey that measured the public’s and doctors’ perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19, in Japan. Medical doctors (n = 117) and the general public (n = 1086) participated in our online survey. The results of the analysis of mean scores indicate that there were only slight differences in perceived effectiveness between the two groups, while the differences in distributions were remarkable. The results of Silverman’s test suggest the unimodality of doctors’ responses and multimodality of the public’s responses. Implications of the findings to combat the risk of infection are discussed.” (Abstract)

Research Group:
Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology)
Taku Ozaki (Graduate School of Psychology)
Yukihide Shibata (same as above)
Ryosuke Yokoi (same as above)

For more details, please see below.
“A comparison of perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19 between the public and medical experts: Not so different in means, but in distributions” (Journal of Health Psychology, March 3, 2021, doi: 10.1177/1359105321999701)
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Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology) and the research group have published the article “A comparison of perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19 between the public and medical experts: Not so different in means, but in distributions” in the Journal of Health Psychology (Mar. 3, 2021, doi: 10.1177/1359105321999701).

“This brief report documents the results of a survey that measured the public’s and doctors’ perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19, in Japan. Medical doctors (n = 117) and the general public (n = 1086) participated in our online survey. The results of the analysis of mean scores indicate that there were only slight differences in perceived effectiveness between the two groups, while the differences in distributions were remarkable. The results of Silverman’s test suggest the unimodality of doctors’ responses and multimodality of the public’s responses. Implications of the findings to combat the risk of infection are discussed.” (Abstract)

Research Group:
Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology)
Taku Ozaki (Graduate School of Psychology)
Yukihide Shibata (same as above)
Ryosuke Yokoi (same as above)

For more details, please see below.
“A comparison of perceived effectiveness of preventive behaviors against COVID-19 between the public and medical experts: Not so different in means, but in distributions” (Journal of Health Psychology, March 3, 2021, doi: 10.1177/1359105321999701)
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