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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Seda Sumer Dalkiran

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Seda Sumer Dalkiran
University of Health Sciences , Turkey
Title : Investigation of fear levels and health protective behaviors related to COVID-19 in faculty of health sciences student


Aim: The study was planned with the aim of determining the relationship between the level of fear related to Covid19 and health protective behaviors of faculty of health sciences students. Methods: 846 students were studying at a university participated in the descriptive study conducted in March 2020. Data collected via Google Forms via Student Information Form and COVID-19 Fear Scale.
Results: It was observed that the mean age of the students participating in the study was 20.67±2.04 years and they lived with an average of 3.91±1.83 people in their family. In addition, it was determined that 89.24% of the students were women, 54.85% had a middle-income status, 91.73% were not working and 86.17% were non-smokers. The mean score of the COVID-19 Fear Scale was found to be 18.74±5.20 (moderate). It was seen that the fear levels of the students who had a chronic disease, who thought that they were infected with COVID-19 during the pandemic, who had a test for it, who were hospitalized due to positivity, who were in isolation and who followed the developments regarding COVID-19, were statistically significantly higher than the other students (p<0.05). In addition, the fear levels of the students who use gloves, protective glasses, visors, pay attention to social distance, wash hands after every contact, cough / sneeze, use disposable tissues, wash the materials they buy and use antiseptic were statistically significantly higher than the other students (p. <0.05). It was observed that the students' fears of COVID-19 were moderate, and there were differences in the level of fear of COVID-19 according to some individual characteristics, factors that may affect them, and protective behaviors.

Conclusion: In light of these findings, it is recommended to consider these characteristics of the students who will be a member of the health care team in the future and to plan trainings that will reduce the level of fear of COVID-19.

Key Words: COVID-19, Fear levels, Health protective behaviors, Students.


Dr. Seda SÜMER DALKIRAN studied Nursing at the Marmara University / Istanbul/ Turkey and graduated as MS in 2015. She then joined PHD in Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing department . She is also lecturer in Midwifery Department , Health Sciences University Hamidiye SBF/Istanbul /Turkey.