Mediterranean Nursing
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The Perceptions of Nursing Students About the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Nursing, Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Faculty of Health Sciences, Karaman, Turkey

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Department of Aged Care, Akdeniz University Vocational School of Health, Antalya, Turkey

Mediterranean Nursing and Midwifery 2021; 1: 113-119
DOI: 10.5152/MNM.2022.21020
Read: 607 Downloads: 158 Published: 01 December 2021

Objective: This study was conducted to assess the perceptions of nursing students about COVID-19.

Method: The study was conducted in a cross-sectional descriptive method. The sample group consists of 209 students who are available online, volunteered to participate in the study and filled out the questionnaire. Data were collected with a questionnaire and the Pandemic Scale. The data were evaluated in SPSS 21.0 with descriptive statistics, chi-square, t test, ANOVA and Bonferroni test in further analysis while p <0.05 was the confidence interval.

Results: 81.8% of the students were girls and 97.6% were single. The rate of students who or a relative was diagnosed with COVID-19 is 7.2%, the rate of students who wear a mask to avoid COVID-19 contamination is 98.1, the rate of students who pay attention to social distance is 96.7% as the rate of students using hand disinfectant was and 77%. It was determined that the students’ average scores from the Pandemic Scale were 172.55 ± 21.90. A significant difference was found in the conspiracy and environment sub-dimensions of the COVID-19 causes dimension in the comparison of the students’ mean scores from the sub-dimensions of the Pandemic Scale, by their grade. A positive significant correlation was found between age and conspiracy sub-dimensions (p <0.01).

Conclusion: It was observed that some of the sub-dimensions of the Pandemic Scale had positive and negative relationships with each other. This shows that students should be supported with accurate information about Covid-19 and in complying with personal avoidance measures.

Cite this article as: Sonay Türkmen A, Canbulat Şahiner N, Pekesen M. (2022). The Perceptions of Nursing Students About the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mediterranean Nursing and Midwifery, 1(3), 113-119.

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