Using the Health Belief Model to Examine Adherence to Preventive Measures Among Nursing Students During COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

Chizimuzo Okoli, Kent R. Brouwer, Lee Anne Walmsley

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Abstract

Associations between health belief model constructs and engagement in COVID-19 preventive practices were examined in a population of 234 nursing students. Most (93 percent/68 percent, respectively) reported occasionally/frequently performing 6-feet physical distancing and wearing face masks/covering in public. Among health belief model constructs, perceived benefits were significantly associated with practicing physical distancing; perceived barriers were associated with lower likelihood. Perceived self-efficacy was associated with a greater likelihood of wearing face masks/covering in public. Nursing students should be provided timely and relevant information on preventive measures based on the recognition of different risk appraisals among students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E50-E52
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022

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Copyright © 2022 National League for Nursing.

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Health Belief Model
  • Nursing Students
  • Preventive Measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)
  • Education

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