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Ziaee M, Khajavi A, Najafzadeh A, Tavakolizadeh M, KarkonShayan S. Information Resources Trust and Self-Care Behaviors in Prevention of COVID-19 Among Health Workers in Gonabad, Iran. J Research Health. 2022; 12 (1) :7-7
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1980-en.html
1- MD. Community Medicine Specialist, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
2- MD, EMBA, PhD in Health Services Management, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
3- Medical student, Student Research Committee, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
4- MSc of Nursing. Clinical Research Development Unit, Behlool Hospital, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran. , tavakolizadeh.m@gmu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (33 Views)
Background: Today, information resources play of paramount importance role in providing information and public awareness. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease and general precautions and identifying the factors influencing the self-care behaviors play an important role in the prevention of the disease. This study aimed to assess the relationship between trust in information resources and self-care behaviors in the prevention of COVID-19 disease on faculty members, staff, or students of Gonabad University of Medical Sciences between May and April 2020.
Methods: This was an analytical cross-sectional study, conducted on 192 persons of faculty members, staff, or students of Gonabad University of Medical Sciences between May and April 2020. The sampling method was census We used a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess our goals. Data on demographic variables, information resources trust and self-care behaviors to them were collected using online self-administered questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, using Chi-square and Pearson correlation test .
Results: in this study of whom 60.2% were male. The mean age was 24.18±7.97 years (range of 18 to 59). The highest levels of trust in the information resources about COVID-19 were related to articles (37.8%) and faculty information (22.2%), and the lowest ones were related to national media (27.3%) and satellite channels (25.5%). The quality of self-care behavior in females was significantly higher than males (p = 0.018). There was no significant relationship between the level of trust in any of the information resources and the quality of self-care behaviors in the prevention of COVID-19 (p>0.05).
Conclusions:  According to the results of this study, there was no significant relationship between the level of trust in information resources and the quality of self-care behaviors to prevent COVID-19and further investigations are needed to find possible associated factors.
     
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Community
Received: 2021/06/30 | Accepted: 2021/10/18 | Published: 2022/01/4

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