Is coronavirus COVID-19 stress effective in self-protection behavior?
Cigdem Cindioglu1, Burcu Beyazgul2, Ibrahim Koruk2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Department of Public Health, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey
Methods: Fifty-six nurses who agreed to participate in the survey between April 1, 2020, and April 30, 2020, were included. In the study, a structured questionnaire and the Perceived Stress Scale, which consists of two parts, were applied to measure stress. Single analyzes determined frequencies and distributions of the data. Chi-square test for categorical variables, T-test, and ANOVA for continuous variables were used.
Results: The participants' self-protection behavior score average was 11.98 ± 1.60. An increase was observed as the education level rose, and ASD decreased. It is a typical situation regarding the pandemic's intense working conditions and concerns, such as getting sick and transmitting the disease to others. It was discovered that the educated ones had better self-protection behaviors.
Conclusions: According to the conclusion, the training is required to reduce stress and enable individuals to take self-responsibility in self-protection.
Keywords: covid-19; nursing; self-protection