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:: Volume 11, Issue 3 (6-2024) ::
2024, 11(3): 1-9 Back to browse issues page
Anxiety, Knowledge, and Preventive Behaviors among COVID-19 Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Survey on Coronavirus Concerns
Bahare Fallah , Fatemeh Fathi , Mohammad Adham , Melika Moradi , Khadijeh Nasiriani , Sara Jambarsang , Fatemeh Bakhshi
Research Center for Nursing and Midwifery Care, Non-communicable Diseases Research Institute, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , f.bakhshi@ssu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (290 Views)
Introduction: This study aims to examine the interplay between COVID-19-related knowledge, anxiety, and preventive behaviors among individuals who have survived COVID-19.
Material & Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional design recruited 230 participants from three public hospitals through simple randomization. Participants completed a questionnaire via email and phone, comprising sections on personal information, the Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS), and COVID-19 knowledge and preventive behaviors. Data analysis utilized T-tests, ANOVA, and regression models.
Results: Out of 230 individuals, 200 responded (an 87% response rate). Education level significantly correlated with COVID-19 knowledge and preventive behaviors. Job status also showed a significant association with participants' understanding and actions regarding COVID-19. Regression analyses revealed that higher levels of knowledge (β=0.5, p=0.001) and anxiety (β=0.182, p=0.001) were linked to increased engagement in preventive behaviors.
Conclusion:  This study focused on COVID-19 survivors, finding that anxiety may serve as a motivating factor for engaging in preventive behaviors. These findings hold implications for policymakers in promoting effective preventive measures.
Keywords: COVID-19, Health Knowledge, Preventive Behavior, Anxiety
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2023/12/13 | Accepted: 2024/05/6 | Published: 2024/06/21
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Fallah B, Fathi F, Adham M, Moradi M, Nasiriani K, Jambarsang S et al . Anxiety, Knowledge, and Preventive Behaviors among COVID-19 Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Survey on Coronavirus Concerns. Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences 2024; 11 (3) :1-9
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