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Impact of social media on the knowledge about Covid-19: Online Questionnaire Study

Author: SHAHIRA MOHAMED METWALY, RN, PH.D., ABEER KHALEEL SULEIMAN HUSEIN, SHIMAA HASSAN ABD EL-FATAH
Abstract: Background: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly and unpredictably evolving and most deaths, especially among older people. Social media has become a source of disseminating information to the public. The current study determined Impact of social media on the knowledge about Covid- 19 Methods: A descriptive design was used; 560 random participants were included in our study with different ages and sexes participated. Data were gathered used online questionnaire on different social media sites for 2 months. Procedure: The Link of research form distributed on social media sites for 2 months to collect data, the questionnaire was prepared in Arabic language Results: Results denoted that 58.9% aged less than 25 years while elderly people (60 and more) was11.0% of them. The highest proportion reported that heard about coronavirus from Facebook, while the lowest percentage (2.1%) heard from Newspapers, nearly half (49.8%) follows a page of World Health Organization, then Egyptian ministry of health site was (21.4%),Revealed to knowledge 49% had good knowledge and 19% had fair level of knowledge about coronavirus disease. There was highly statistically significant difference between knowledge level and age and a statistically significant difference between knowledge level and (level of education, the type of education & occupation) respectively. Conclusion: Nurse plays an important role to educate media consumers on what constitutes good and reliable information and how to critically think through this information. Recommendation: the current study recommended important of quality of health information and regulation system to determine information on social media
Keyword: Social media, Coronavirus, knowledge, nurse
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2021.13.02.170
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