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Table 11 Most frequent reported responses to open-ended questions about health promotion campaigns

From: Life in a time of COVID: a mixed method study of the changes in lifestyle, mental and psychosocial health during and after lockdown in Western Australians

  Persons (%) Increase (%) Decrease (%) x2 d
Recall of health promotion campaigns (411)
 Washing hands 51.7     
 Social distancing 39.6     
  By change in physical activity   52.4 31.6 4.96* 0.41
  By change in daily alcohol consumption   36.0 66.7 4.86* 0.48
  By change in number of standard drinks per day   29.2 57.9 6.03* 0.62
 Can’t recall any 23.5     
 Mental health 13.9     
 Coughing into elbow 9.6     
Personal changes in behaviour (353)
 No change in behaviour 38.2     
  By change in stress levels (DASS-21)   33.3 66.7 4.50* 0.32
 Washed hands properly 33.6     
 Socially distanced 33.2     
  By change in physical activity   44.7 21.6 6.46* 0.49
  By change in number of standard drinks per day   22.7 54.5 7.77* 0.72
 Used sanitizer 18.2     
 Coughed into elbow 5.0     
Suggestions for future safety or health promotion campaigns (244)
 No need for anything different 30.5     
 Better access to timely WA specific information 20.0     
 More about how to maintain physical, nutritional, and mental well-being 15.2     
  By change in grain consumption   22.0 0.0 4.66* 0.59
 Clearer direction as to when and where to wear masks 12.9     
  1. Note. Percentages (%) are based on multiple responses rather than persons. The total number of responses (n) for each aspect are provided in brackets. * = p-value < 0.05; x2 = Chi Square statistic; d = Cohen’s D