Developing the individual capacity, the sense of health responsibility of hacettepe university faculty of education undergraduate students in the novel coronavirus disease (covid-19) struggle
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Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health Turkey
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A472
It was aimed to evaluate the knowledge, the adaptation to preventive behaviours, the sense of health responsibility about COVID-19 and to contribute to the development of the capacity of the Hacettepe University Faculty of Education students to fight against the disease through health education. In this educational intervention study, the intervention was carried out for two weeks with a total of eight hours. Before and after the intervention, pre-test and post-test were applied and the targeted differences, that were in line with the aims of the study, were determined. The data collection form was created by the reasearchers and the “Fear of COVID-19 Scale” and “Attitudes Towards the COVID-19 Vaccine” were used. SPSS 23.0 was used for the analysis. Ethics committee approval and other relevant official permissions were obtained. 73.1% of all 245 participants were women and the mean age was 21.76±2.76. 79.2% of the participants had never had COVID-19 disease, 98.8% had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 51.4% had vaccine hesitancy before being vaccinated. When some capacities of the participants were compared between the pre-test and post-test, statistically significant results were found in fear scale scores (p