Year 2020, Volume 5 , Issue 2, Pages 36 - 44 2020-05-22

Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey
Tıp fakültesi öğrencilerinin Türkiye'deki mevcut COVID-19 salgını hakkında bilgi, tutum ve kaygıları

Burkay YAKAR [1] , Türkkan ÖZTÜRK KAYGUSUZ [2] , Edibe PİRİNÇCİ [3] , Erhan ÖNALAN [4] , Yusuf Haydar ERTEKİN [5]


Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of medical students about the COVID-19 and the effect of the outbreak on the students' anxiety levels.
Methods: The cross-sectional study was carried out between 07-14 April, with the online questionnaire forms applied to the medical students. A questionnaire forms were sent to one of every two students in the faculty using the systematic sampling method. A total of 530 volunteers were included in the study. The data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire of the socio-demographic characteristics, opinions about the epidemic, knowledge, and attitude of medical students regarding COVID-19. Anxiety levels of the participants were measured with the State-Trait anxiety inventory.
Results: A total of 530 medical students had a mean score of knowledge and attitude of 7.83±1.27 and 45.18±5.12, respectively. Participants demonstrated good knowledge and a positive attitude towards COVID-19. Clinical period students had a higher level of knowledge (p<0.001) and positive attitude (p=0.025) compared to preclinical students. While the knowledge score was higher in men (p = 0.033), the attitude score was higher in women (p <0.001). There was a negative correlation between attitude scores and state (p=0.003) and trait anxiety scores (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Medical students had sufficient knowledge and attitude towards COVID-19. Anxiety caused by the outbreak may have negative effects on the positive attitudes of the participants.

Giriş: Bu çalışmanın amacı tıp fakültesi öğrencilerinin COVID-19 hakkındaki bilgi, tutum ve davranışlarını ve salgının öğrencilerin kaygı düzeyleri üzerindeki etkisini değerlendirmektir.
Yöntem: Kesitsel araştırma 07-14 Nisan tarihleri arasında, tıp fakültesi öğrencilerine uygulanan online anket formları ile gerçekleştirilmiştir. Fakültedeki her iki öğrenciden birine sistematik örnekleme yöntemi kullanılarak bir anket formu whats-up üzerinden gönderilmiştir. Toplam 530 gönüllü çalışmaya dahil edildi. Katılımcıların sosyodemografik özellikleri, COVID-19 salgını hakkında ki bilgi ve tutumları anket formları ile elde edilmiştir. Katılımcıların kaygı düzeyleri Durumluk-Sürekli kaygı envanteri ile ölçülmüştür.
Bulgular: Çalışmaya dahil edilen 530 tıp öğrencisinin bilgi soruları doğru cevap ortalaması 7.83 ± 1.27, tutum anket puan ortalaması ise 45.18 ± 5.12 idi. Katılımcılar COVID-19'a karşı yeterli bilgi ve olumlu tutuma sahipti. Klinik dönem öğrencilerinin bilgi puanı (p<0.001) ve tutum puanı (p=0.025) preklinik öğrencilerden daha yüksek saptandı. Bilgi puanı erkeklerde daha yüksek iken (p = 0.033), tutum puanı kadınlarda daha yüksekti (p <0.001). Tutum puanları ile durumluk (p = 0.003) ve sürekli kaygı puanları (p <0.001) arasında negatif korelasyon saptandı.
Sonuç: Tıp öğrencileri COVID-19 hakkında yeterli bilgi ve olumlu davranışa sahipti. Salgının neden olduğu kaygı, katılımcıların olumlu tutum sergilemelerini azaltabilir.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Medicine
Published Date 2020
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-2745-6561
Author: Burkay YAKAR (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4151-5903
Author: Türkkan ÖZTÜRK KAYGUSUZ
Institution: Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1344-4562
Author: Edibe PİRİNÇCİ
Institution: Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5395-0390
Author: Erhan ÖNALAN
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2016-9159
Author: Yusuf Haydar ERTEKİN
Institution: Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : May 14, 2020
Acceptance Date : May 19, 2020
Publication Date : May 22, 2020

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APA Yakar, B , Öztürk Kaygusuz, T , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇, E , Önalan, E , Erteki̇n, Y . (2020). Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey . Family Practice and Palliative Care , 5 (2) , 36-44 . DOI: 10.22391/fppc.737469
MLA Yakar, B , Öztürk Kaygusuz, T , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇, E , Önalan, E , Erteki̇n, Y . "Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey" . Family Practice and Palliative Care 5 (2020 ): 36-44 <http://www.fppc.com.tr/en/pub/issue/54329/737469>
Chicago Yakar, B , Öztürk Kaygusuz, T , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇, E , Önalan, E , Erteki̇n, Y . "Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey". Family Practice and Palliative Care 5 (2020 ): 36-44
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ISNAD Yakar, Burkay , Öztürk Kaygusuz, Türkkan , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇, Edibe , Önalan, Erhan , Erteki̇n, Yusuf Haydar . "Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey". Family Practice and Palliative Care 5 / 2 (May 2020): 36-44 . https://doi.org/10.22391/fppc.737469
AMA Yakar B , Öztürk Kaygusuz T , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇ E , Önalan E , Erteki̇n Y . Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey. Fam Pract Palliat Care. 2020; 5(2): 36-44.
Vancouver Yakar B , Öztürk Kaygusuz T , Pi̇ri̇nçci̇ E , Önalan E , Erteki̇n Y . Knowledge, attitude and anxiety of medical students about the current COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey. Family Practice and Palliative Care. 2020; 5(2): 36-44.