The correlation between nursing students’ levels of fear and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and their compliance with standard precautions

Obrazek miniatury
Yilmaz Kurt, Fatma
Alankaya, Naile
Atay, Selma
Efil, Sevda
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Publishing Office of the University of Rzeszow
Introduction and aim. University students have been demonstrated in the literature to be a group particularly vulnerable to mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between the fear and anxiety levels of nursing students regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and their compliance with standard precautions. Material and methods. The sample consisted of 509 volunteer students. Data were collected using a Personal Information Form, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S), the COVID-19 Anxiety Scale (CAS) and the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS). Results. The FCV-19S, CAS, and CSPS mean scores of the students were respectively 17.49±5.24 1.99±3.54 and 13.46±3.61. There was a moderate correlation (p<0.05) between the FCV-19S and CAS of the students, but no correlation was detected between CSPS and FCV-19S (p>0.05) and CAS (p>0.05). Conclusion. It was determined that students had a moderate fear of COVID-19 and a low level of anxiety over COVID-19. However, fear of COVID-19 and COVID-19 anxiety levels were not correlated with compliance with standard precautions.
Ethical approval was obtained from the Scientific Research Ethics Committee of the relevant university (decision no: E-84026528-050.01.04-2100216470). Written approval (dated 09.11.2021) was obtained from the COVID-19 Scientific Research Assessment Commission under the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health
Słowa kluczowe
anxiety , COVID-19 , fear , nursing , pandemic , standard precautions
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 21, z. 3 (2023), s. 492-499