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Internet use, eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19 among nursing students in the Philippines

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dc.contributor.author Oducado, Ryan Michael
dc.contributor.author Tuppal, Cyruz
dc.contributor.author Estoque, Homelo
dc.contributor.author Sadang., Jonaid
dc.contributor.author Superio, Daryl
dc.contributor.author Real, Don Vicente
dc.contributor.author Roa, Mary Nellie
dc.contributor.author Malaga, Xerxes
dc.contributor.author Quiros, Jejomar
dc.contributor.author Fajardo, Maria Teresa
dc.contributor.author Dela Rosa, Ronnell
dc.contributor.author Oducado, Ryan Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-01T16:22:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-01T16:22:55Z
dc.date.issued 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10785
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 outbreak brought into focus not only the safety but also the mental well-being of nursing students. At present, the level of fear of COVID-19 and associated factors among nursing students in the Philippines are not well understood. This cross-sectional online survey determined the relationship between Internet use and eHealth literacy with fear of COVID-19. One thousand three hundred and sixty-seven (n=1,367) answered an online survey using the adopted eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS), and Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) administered from May 1 to 15, 2020. Descriptive statistics, tests for differences, and correlational analysis were performed. Results indicated that the composite score of the FCV19S was 3.65, indicating moderate to high levels of fear. Fear of COVID-19 significantly differed based on sex, year level, and location. A significant inverse relationship was found between the average daily use of the Internet and fear of COVID-19. On the other hand, no significant association was noted between eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19. The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a far-reaching impact on nursing students' psychological well-being. This study highlights the value of the Internet and its use during the outbreak may not always lead to higher fear related to COVID-19. Nursing schools may need to create strategies to promote regulated and responsible Internet use, address students' mental health concerns, and develop interventions to respond proactively to mitigate or reduce fear among nursing students during the pandemic. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject nursing education en_US
dc.subject.classification nursing education en_US
dc.title Internet use, eHealth literacy and fear of COVID-19 among nursing students in the Philippines en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Quantitative en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries College of Nursing, West Visayas State University en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 487-502 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 15 en_US

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