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BMC Med Educ ; 22(1):673, 2022.
Article in English | PubMed | ID: covidwho-2021278

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BACKGROUND: Schools were closed after the onset of COVID-19, with non-face-to-face practices or distance education in nursing education replacing video learning or simulation classes in nursing education clinical practicum. This led to an increase in interest in virtual environment simulation education. While technology-based teaching methods might feel new and intriguing to learners, it is necessary to evaluate learner satisfaction with such an educational method beyond its novelty value. Therefore, this study examined the mediating effect of learning immersion on the relationships between instructional design and educational satisfaction, for virtual environment simulation. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional research design was used. The study sample included students in the third or fourth year of the nursing curriculum in South Korea. The participants were 164 nursing students, who had an experience with virtual environment simulation practices during the past year, prior to September 2021. Data were collected using an online questionnaire. The questionnaire addressed the characteristics of nursing students, instructional design, learning immersion, and educational satisfaction. The collected data were analyzed using path analysis. RESULTS: The indirect effect of the path between instructional design and educational satisfaction, mediated through learning immersion in virtual environment simulation was found to be significant. Furthermore, the direct path was also statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Educational content, based on virtual environment simulation, should be implemented based on instructional design. It is necessary to recognize the importance of instructional design that can promote learning immersion in virtual environment simulation, as well as to prepare consistent standards for such design.

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Journal of Economic Cooperation & Development ; 43(1):1-32, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1958429

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Religion tourism has a significant contribution to Indonesia's national economic development. culture, religion, and economics are covered in the global hospitality business tourism. This research aims to examine the influence of driving motivation, attracting motivations, motivations of Islamic attributes to the loyalty of visits through the satisfaction of visiting, from tourists who come to Indonesia. This article used an empirical study based on research during the COVID 19 pandemic happened. The data research was collected by 298 foreign and national tourists using purposive sampling techniques. The data is analyzed using Path analysis with SPSS software. The motivation of Islamic attributes indirectly affects the loyalty of visits (through the satisfaction of visiting) to tourists before they decide. The results highlight the importance of Islamic attributes related to Indonesia tourism, that contributes several contributions: 1) as a theoretical contribution, religion still takes place in everyone decisions, 2) as a tourism industry, there are many efforts to increase tourist satisfaction and loyalty to their visits, 3) as a policymaking contribution, the Indonesian government needs to improve marketing strategies that will ensure satisfaction and encourage tourists to come again.

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Int J Ment Health Addict ; : 1-13, 2021 Nov 22.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1942760

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Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all countries have employed varying degrees of lockdown measures to limit the spread of the infection. Previous studies showed that individuals with maladaptive daydreaming (MD) are affected negatively by the lockdown. In this study, we explored a set of lockdown measures (e.g., self-quarantine) and personal factors (e.g., education, history of depression, and personality traits) that might potentially exacerbate MD experienced during the lockdown period. We also examined whether perceived stress acted as a mediator in the relationship between these factors and MD. During the first lockdown from April to June, we analyzed data provided by 1083 individuals from the USA, the UK, Italy, and Turkey. A path analysis revealed that perceived stress mediated the effects on MD of self-quarantine, previous episodes of depression, low education level, and introversion and emotional instability. Our study suggests a conceptual framework for the factors that intensify maladaptive daydreaming under the threats of the pandemic and forced home confinement, offering implications for interventions with vulnerable populations.

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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research ; 46:175A-176A, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1937889

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Purpose: Previous research has established that LGBTQ+ young adults experience increased rates of mental health morbidity and substance use compared to their heterosexual peers. Recent research suggests these disparities are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic possibly due to barriers in receiving mental health treatment, instability in home environments, and other unique minority stressors. The current study examines group differences between LGBTQ+ and heterosexual/ undefined-sexuality young adults with longitudinal self-report data comparing pre- and duringpandemic timepoints. Three main aims are addressed comparing group differences: 1) Expected declines in alcohol involvement and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic post-college, 2) Experiences of stressors encountered during the pandemic, and 3) Pandemic-related stress exposure explaining alcohol involvement and depressive symptoms post-college. Methods: Participants (N = 138) completed a follow-up survey (“time 2”;summer 2021) to the REAL-U study administered to a larger sample of undergraduates (“time 1”;2015-2016). The followup survey assessed alcohol involvement, depressive symptoms, and certain stressors (loneliness, isolation, family-related). Sexual orientation was dichotomized into LGBTQ+ (n = 27) and heterosexual/ undefined (n = ). Results: Two path analyses tested whether isolation, loneliness, and family-related stressors mediate the association between sexual orientation and alcohol involvement (model 1;chi-square (4) = 4.65, p = 0.33;RMSEA = 0.03;CFA = 1.0) and depressive symptoms (model 2;chi-square (4) = 4.16, p = 0.38;RMSEA = 0.02;CFA = 1.0), controlling for race, age, and outcomes assessed at time 1. LGBTQ+ young adults showed greater family-related stress (b = 0.15;p = 0.06) and loneliness (b = 0.38;p < 0.01). Loneliness in turn predicted greater young adult alcohol involvement after controlling for collegiate alcohol involvement (b = 0.17;p = 0.03);but the indirect effect was not significant. However, the indirect effect was (marginally) significant in predicting time 2 depression (b = 0.09;p = 0.06), such that LGBTQ+ young adults reported greater loneliness in the pandemic (b = 0.29;p < 0.05) which predicted greater depression (b = 0.11;p < 0.05). Conclusions: LGBTQ+ young adults appear to experience greater levels of loneliness and familyrelated stress post-college in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, these stressors help explain heightened levels of depressive symptoms in young adulthood. Future research needs to explore more nuanced elements of loneliness and family-related stress to better understand why the LGBTQ+ population is particularly vulnerable to these stressors, which in turn can help guide clinical care and intervention for this unique population.

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Sleep ; 45(SUPPL 1):A222-A223, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1927415

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Introduction: Increased sleep problems in adults have been repeatedly reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, infant sleep was understudied. We aimed to examine the relationships between the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, parent insomnia, infant temperament, and infant sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Parents from the Phoenix metropolitan area with a full-term healthy infant (<1 year) were recruited through social media from 2/27/2021 to 8/7/2021. A sample of 70 parents (baby age 5.5±3.5mo;parental age: 31.7±5.0y) completed the COVID-19 Exposure and Family Impact Survey Part 2 (CEFISPart 2, range: 12-60), a measure of the impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic on families with higher scores indicating greater negative impact/distress;the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire- Revised (BISQ-R, range: 0-100), with higher scores indicating better sleep quality, more positive sleep perception, and parent behaviors promoting healthy sleep;and the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI, range: 0-28, cutoff: 10). Infant temperament was assessed with the Infant Behavioral Questionnaire-Revised (IBQR), including the subscale Negative Affect. Path analyses were conducted based on the Transactional Model of Infant Sleep to identify the direct effect of CEFIS scores, and indirect effects of parent ISI scores and infant IBQ-R Negative Affect scores on BISQ-R scores, with z scores of all variables and infant age as a covariate. Results: The parent sample was predominantly female (94.3%), identified as White (72.9%), had obtained a bachelor's degree or above (71.5%), was married or in a domestic partnership (98.6%), and had household incomes > US$70,000 (57.1%). More than one third (35.7%) experienced insomnia symptoms. The means of CEFIS, ISI, IBQ-R subscale Negative Affect, and BISQ-R scores were 29.3±9.5, 8.7±5.2, 4.1±1.1, and 68.8±12.7, respectively. After adjusting for infant age, the COVID-19 related family impact was not directly associated with BISQ-R scores, whereas parent ISI scores (β=-0.11, 95%CI [-.25, -.01]) and infant IBQ-R Negative Affect scores (β=-0.10, 95%CI [-.25, -.002]) significantly mediated the relationship. Conclusion: The study highlighted the indirect effects of parent insomnia symptom severity and infant negative affect on infant sleep from the family impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research should investigate how best to support healthy sleep for families during global crises.

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9th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, IWBBIO 2022 ; 13346 LNBI:453-458, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1919712

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The aim of this study was to check the role of information sources, trust in information sources and COVID-19 related conspiracy in the compliance with COVID-19 related measures at the beginning of the pandemics and at the moment in which study was conducted, on Serbian and German sample. Previous studies have found that information and conspiracy theories are important variables in predicting compliance with COVID-19 related measures, and that Serbian and German culture differ in these behaviors. Instruments used were questions regarding Information sources, questions regarding Trust in information sources (both separated into Formal and Informal), question measuring belief that COVID-19 was created in the laboratory, and two question measuring self-assessed compliance with COVID-19 related measures. Data was analyzed with moderated path analysis through structural equation modeling. The results of this study show that Trust in formal sources negatively predicted belief that COVID-19 was created in the laboratory and positively compliance with COVID-19 related measures, on both samples. On Serbian sample Informal sources also negatively predicted belief that COVID-19 was created in the laboratory, while this belief predicted (negatively) compliance with COVID-19 measures at the beginning of pandemics. We can conclude that there are some cultural differences, and that COVID-19 related conspiracy is more important on Serbian than on the German sample. © 2022, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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Baltic Journal of Management ; 17(4):518-532, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1909090

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Purpose>This study investigates how healthcare workers' venting - an emotion-focused form of coping during non-working hours - has unintended costs via its effect on spouses' reattachment to work if life partners are dual-earners. Research also examined anxiety as a causal mechanism that connects the receipt of venting with failure in reattachment to work. Lastly, our theory suggests that not everyone has the same experience with venting;the effect varies at different levels of emotional intelligence.Design/methodology/approach>Multilevel path analysis using MPlus 8.3 was conducted to examine the daily survey data obtained from 101 spouses of healthcare workers over four consecutive workdays using the experience sampling technique.Findings>The results suggested that receipt of venting increases anxiety and adversely influences reattachment to work through increased anxiety. The findings supported the suggested model's predictions, indicating that anxiety mediated the link between the receipt of venting and reattachment to work, and the mediation was partial. Further, emotional intelligence buffers the positive effect of receipt of venting on anxiety and the negative on reattachment to work. Lastly, the findings indicate that moderated mediation exists: the indirect effect of receipt of venting on reattachment to work is not as strong at higher levels of emotional intelligence.Originality/value>This study is the first attempt that identified the receipt of venting as a predictor of reattachment to work. Moreover, up till now, no study has examined the mediating role of anxiety in the relationship between receipt of venting and reattachment to work. Finally, this is the preliminary effort that validated the moderating role of emotional intelligence on the above-mentioned links.

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Wirel Pers Commun ; : 1-31, 2022 Jun 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1885484

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that has attracted significant attention since the emergence of wireless technology. The knowledge diffusion of IoT takes place when an individual disseminates his knowledge of IoT to the persons to whom he is directly connected, and knowledge creation arises when the persons receive new knowledge of IoT, which is combined with their existing knowledge. In the current literature, several efforts have been devoted to summarising previous studies on IoT. However, the rapid development of IoT research necessitates examining the knowledge diffusion routes in the IoT domain by applying the main path analysis (MPA). It is crucial to update prior IoT studies and revisit the knowledge evolution and future research directions in this domain. Therefore, this paper adopts the keyword co-occurrence network and MPA to identify the research hotspots and study the historical development of the IoT domain based on 27,425 papers collected from the Web of Science from 1970 to 2020. The results show that IoT research is focused on IoT applications for smart cities, wireless networks, blockchain technology, computing technologies, and AI technologies. The findings from the MPA address the need to explore the knowledge evolution in the IoT domain. They also provide a valuable guide to disseminate the knowledge of IoT among researchers and practitioners, assisting them to understand the history, present and future trends of IoT development and implementation.

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Work ; 72(1): 27-38, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1875374

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BACKGROUND: Anxiety and concern are among the most common problems facing healthcare workers (HCWs) during epidemic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To identify the predictive factors of anxiety, fears, and psychological distress among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: An online survey method was used on a sample of 153 of HCWs; (110) frontline and (43) non-frontline HCWs. They answered on the Hamilton anxiety rating scale, the Kessler psychological distress scale (K10), and the COVID-19 Concerns Questionnaire. RESULTS: The results demonstrated that 47.05% of HCWs have a severe level of fear related to COVID-19, 43.13% have very severe anxiety, and 30.71% experience severe psychological distress. The differences between frontline and non-frontline HCWs, female and male HCWs, and HCWs working in medical clinics, on quarantine, or in another place were significant in the three scales. Predictive factors of anxiety, fear, and psychological distress include working on the front lines, being female, and being over 50 years old. Meanwhile, working in a workplace with COVID-19 patients predicted anxiety and psychological distress, but not fears associated with COVID-19. CONCLUSION: HCWs have a high prevalence of symptoms of mental disorders that may interfere with their work. These results may have therapeutic applications during pandemics.


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COVID-19 , Anxiety/epidemiology , COVID-19/epidemiology , Depression/epidemiology , Female , Health Personnel/psychology , Humans , Male , Mental Health , Middle Aged , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
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Hungarian Statistical Review ; 100(5):491-513, 2022.
Article in Hungarian | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1876317

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Public reactions to the COVID pandemic range from extreme fear to the negligence of risk messages;one possible explanation for this is the scepticism about risk factors or preventive strategies. The relationship between support for prevention measures and epidemic-related scepticism or other potential explanatory variables (trust, worldview, experience with the disease) was examined in a sample of undergraduate and graduate students. In the study, the direct impact of the sceptical statements on policy support is tested. The authors focus on the antecedents of policy support and their relationship with scepticism using a structural equation model. Their path analysis confirms that scepticism is a strong predictor of support for preventive measures and also plays a mediating role between policy support and its antecedents. The order of questionnaire items is influential, i.e., those who first saw the sceptical arguments reported slightly lower support for prevention policies. Prosocial values, the credibility of scientists and, surprisingly, a lack of trust in others can help increase support for policies. Contrary to the authors' assumption, trust in others shows a negative correlation with support for policies, suggesting that when people do not trust others, they require stricter regulations to increase their own safety. (English) [ FROM AUTHOR] A közvélemény Covid19-pandémiára adott reakciói a szélsőséges félelemtől a járvány okozta kockázatok teljes elutasításáig terjednek, amelyek egyik lehetséges magyarázata a kockázati tényezőkkel vagy a megelőző intézkedésekkel szembeni szkepticizmus. A szerzők alap-és mesterszakos hallgatói mintán vizsgálták különböző prevenciós rendelkezések támogatottságának kapcsolatát a járvánnyal összefüggő kételyekkel és egyéb lehetséges magyarázó változókkal (bizalommal, világnézettel, betegséggel összefüggő tapasztalatokkal). Kovarianciaalapú strukturális egyenletek modelljére épülő útelemzésük megerősíti, hogy a Covid-szkepticizmus erős előrejelzője a megelőző intézkedések támogatottságának, valamint fontos közvetítő szerepe tölt be e rendelkezések elfogadása és annak magyarázó változói között. A válaszadóknak feltett kérdések sorrendjének hatása is szignifikáns, vagyis azok, akik kérdőívének elején a prevenciós intézkedésekkel szembeni szkeptikus érvek szerepeltek, valamivel kevésbé támogatják a járványügyi rendelkezéseket másokhoz képest. A társadalmi szolidaritás, a tudósokba vetett bizalom és - meglepő módon - a mások iránti bizalom hiánya pedig növelheti a Covid-elleni lépések elfogadottságát. Az utóbbi összefüggés arra utal, hogy amikor az emberek nem bíznak másokban, saját védelmük növelése érdekében szigorúbb szabályozást igényelnek. (Hungarian) [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Hungarian Statistical Review / Statisztikai Szemle is the property of Hungarian Central Statistical Office and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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J Prev (2022) ; 43(4): 469-484, 2022 Aug.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1844426

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a health emergency in which public health policy, such as state-mandated stay-at-home orders, has the potential to reduce the speed of disease transmission and prevent the overwhelming of hospital infrastructure and unnecessary deaths. Using the Ideological Health Spirals Model (IHSM), this analysis examines how state-mandated stay-at-home orders affect the relationships among individuals' overall COVID-19 knowledge and beliefs in misinformation, as well as their attitudes, norms, and self-efficacy regarding social distancing and stay-at-home behaviors. Data were collected from a sample of 1000 adults living in the U.S. in Spring 2020. Path analyses showed that the stay-at-home orders moderated the relationship between knowledge and self-efficacy in the context of performing social distancing behaviors. Results also indicate that intention to socially distance was associated with attitudes, norms, and self-efficacy. These results demonstrate that stay-at-home orders have the capacity to bolster the effect of knowledge and beliefs on key determinants of intention.


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COVID-19 , Adult , COVID-19/prevention & control , Humans , Intention , Pandemics/prevention & control , Physical Distancing
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Advances in Meteorology ; : 1-11, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1832676

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Heavy pollution in North China has attracted extensive attention in recent decades, and numerous studies have been conducted in developed regions, while studies on the heavily polluted Fenwei Plain in Northwest China are still scarce. In this study, we analyzed the continuous air pollution records of Weinan city on the Fenwei Plain from 2016 to 2020 to provide specific prevention and control strategies for the region. From 2016 to 2020, pollutant concentrations showed an overall decreasing trend, with a slight increase in O3 concentration. The study found that during the COVID-19 lockdown period, O3 was also significantly affected by the lockdown policy. During the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, anthropogenic emissions were reduced due to restraints on commercial and social activities. NO2 responds sensitively during COVID-19, and PM2.5 has a delayed response. We applied pathway analysis to investigate the contribution of different pollutants and meteorology to PM2.5. The results show that CO and NO2 have the largest positive comprehensive effect, while wind speed and temperature have the largest negative comprehensive effect. Spearman's correlation analysis shows that NO2 contributes significantly to O3 production in different AQI ranges. We advocate that the NOx should be given more attention and become the new focus of air control. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Advances in Meteorology is the property of Hindawi Limited and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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J Nurs Manag ; 2022 May 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1819918

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AIMS: Based on Calhoun and Tedeschi's posttraumatic growth model, this study aimed to establish a path model of posttraumatic growth among nurses who provided care for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and to examine the associations between the relevant variables. BACKGROUND: There are increasingly many studies examining the psychological health status of nurses caring for patients on the front lines of COVID-19. However, research results showing the effects of various variables affecting nurses' posttraumatic growth through positive psychological transformation are insufficient. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on a sample of 229 nurses who cared for COVID-19 patients for more than 1 month in South Korea from April to May 2021. RESULTS: The fitness of the modified path model (χ2 = 1.380, p = .502, GFI = 0.99, CFI = 1.00, NFI = 0.99, RMSEA = 0.00 and TLI = 1.01) was higher than that of the hypothesis path model (χ2 = 124.133, p < .001, GFI = 0.85, CFI = 0.66, NFI = 0.65, RMSEA = 0.36 and TLI = 0.15). Deliberate rumination had directly influenced posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress disorder and social support had a direct and indirect effect on posttraumatic growth. Self-disclosure indirectly influenced posttraumatic growth through deliberate rumination but was not significant. CONCLUSIONS: In order to improve posttraumatic growth of nurses caring for COVID-19 patients, it is necessary to provide and support opportunities for self-disclosure. IMPLICATION FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: The results of this study can help institutions and nurse managers comprehensively understand the factors affecting posttraumatic growth of nurses caring for COVID-19 patients in the front lines and determine basic strategies based on the importance of these factors.

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Front Public Health ; 10: 861836, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1776094

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Introduction: Health deterioration among frail older adults is a public health concern. Among the multi-dimensional factors, the neighborhood built environment is crucial for one's health. Although the relationship between the built environment and health in the general population has been thoroughly investigated, it has been ignored in the case of frail older adults, who may have difficulties in their daily basic living skills. A path analysis is constructed to model the proposed theoretical framework involving the neighborhood built environment and health among frail older adults. This study thus aims to investigate the environmental influences on health, and to validate the theoretical framework proposed for health and social services. Methods: This study used secondary data collected in Hong Kong. A sample of 969 older community dwellers aged 60 or above were frail with at least one activity of daily living. Demographic information, neighborhood built environment data, service utilization, and health conditions were collected from these participants and their caregivers. A path analysis was performed to examine the proposed theoretical framework. Results: The health condition was of general concern, including frailty and incapacities in daily activities in frail older adults. Besides psychosocial factors, service use, and caregivers' care quality, the built environment had a significant impact on the health of older adults as well. Specifically, more facilities offering services and groceries, a shorter distance to the nearest metro station, and more greenery exposure are associated with a better-expected health condition among frail older adults. Discussion: The proposed theoretical framework successfully supplements past negligence on the relationship between the built environment and the health of frail older adults. The findings further imply that policymakers should promote the usability of transit and greenery in neighborhoods and communities. In addition, service utilization should be improved to meet the basic needs of frail older adults in the communities.


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Built Environment , Health Status , Public Health , Aged , Cross-Sectional Studies , Hong Kong , Humans , Middle Aged
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Community Psychology in Global Perspective. ; 8(1):79-89, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1770605

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Fear is a primary emotion that has both positive effects on individual survival and negative psychological and social consequences. Beside the instinctual origin, fear is a cultural artefact too. The theoretical framework of the culture of fear affirmed that mass media have a central role in creating and spreading fear. Dramatic events tend to get disproportionate media coverage because they attract public attention. News reports give more space to highly dangerous events increasing the impression of vulnerability among the public. Covid-19 pandemic had an extraordinary attention from mass media and governments becoming the main topic in the political and media agenda of 2020. The aim of the present research was to investigate the relation between the consumption of information concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and the fear during the outbreak of the virus in Italy. The data of the present study were collected immediately after lockdown end on a sample of 644 adults (64.1% females;mean age 42.16, SD=14.84) through a self-report online survey. The consumption of news resulted by far the most related variable to both fear and concern caused by the pandemic, surpassing age too, that is highly correlated to Covid-19 mortality rates. Implications of the results for public health were discussed. © 2022, University of Salento. All rights reserved.

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Participatory Educational Research ; 9(3):1-21, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1762746

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Teaching-learning activities carried out face-to-face in physical classrooms in higher education have been moved to the online environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic obligation. It is obvious that students' learning experiences and perceptions need to be researched empirically in order to optimize higher education strategies that have been moved to the online environment. Data were collected from 451 students studying in different departments in two education faculties in order to reveal the relationship between their satisfaction in the e-learning environment and their perceived learning experiences and using online self-regulation strategies based on the autonomous movement of students in the online environment. Descriptive analyses and path analysis were applied in order to answer the proposed research questions. As a result of this structural equation modeling, a relationship was determined between online self-regulation skills, goal setting and help seeking sub-factors, and satisfaction, goal setting, task strategies and self-evaluation sub-factors and perceived learning. In addition, a direct relationship was determined between satisfaction and perceived learning, supporting previous studies. With this research, it is thought that higher education institutions, administrators and instructors carrying out online teaching and learning activities will provide new perspectives on satisfaction and perceived learning outcomes when students' self-control skills are supported.

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Buildings ; 12(3):287, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1760389

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At present, with more and more attention paid to the impact of buildings on the health and well-being of occupants, sick building syndrome (SBS) has become a global concern. Since the introduction of SBS by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1983, thousands of research literatures have been published in this field. This paper systematically arranges knowledge development of SBS through bibliometric analysis, exploring the most influential countries, institutions, journals and scholars, as well as the main subject categories and keywords. Main path analysis (MPA) was used to list development trajectory under inheritance relationship of SBS knowledge, including symptom analysis, risk factors of SBS and the improved impact of ventilation on SBS and productivity. Furthermore, it is an emerging research trend to propose SBS solution in the building design stage.

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WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications ; 18:1-6, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1754300

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In the midst of the viral outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the foremost important thing for every person is to have information about the health care facilities in their nearby locations. Along with it is also important to know the accurate route information to reach the health care unit. Especially in a country like India, with a high population rate, the transport network becomes complicated and massive. As the Indian government has started the process of unlocking in most parts of India, which is likely to increase the complication of finding the proper route to visit unfamiliar parts of the metropolis. In the pandemic situation, it becomes even important for the person to locate the specialized hospital and obtain its shortest path to reach in a minimum time period. This paper addresses the problem by evaluating the shortest path facility for finding the nearest emergency location from a defined user's location. The study uses a GIS-based map and Dijkstra's algorithm to identify the shortest route. © 2021 World Research Association. All rights reserved.

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Clocks Sleep ; 4(1): 172-184, 2022 Mar 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1731958

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Several studies have reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has had deleterious effects on sleep quality and mood, but the mechanisms underlying these effects are not clearly understood. Recently, it has been shown that the acceptance component of mindfulness reduces anxiety, and, in turn, lower anxiety improves sleep quality. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess changes in mindfulness traits, sleep-wake quality, and general distress, before, during, and after the first COVID-19 wave, testing the model in which acceptance influences sleep through anxiety in each period. A total of 250 participants were recruited before (Pre-Lockdown group: 69 participants, 29 females, 33.04 ± 12.94 years), during (Lockdown group: 78 participants, 59 females, 29.174 ± 8.50 years), and after (After-Lockdown group: 103 participants, 86 females, 30.29 ± 9.46 years) the first Italian lockdown. In each group, self-report questionnaires, assessing mindfulness facets, distress, and sleep-wake quality, were administered and assessed. The Lockdown group reported lower acceptance and higher depression, while the After-Lockdown group reported lower sleep-wake quality and higher anxiety. The results of the path analysis confirmed that higher acceptance reduced anxiety and higher anxiety decreased sleep-wake quality in all groups. Our results confirm that acceptance influences sleep through the mediating role of anxiety.

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Sestrinsko delo / Information for Nursing Staff ; 53(3):20-32, 2021.
Article in Bulgarian | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1717306

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During the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly, the Member States noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role that healthcare professionals play in critical situations of this kind. For that reason, 2021 was designated as the year for raising the awareness of the need for increased efforts and financial investments in the preparation, education, occupational safety and practical application of the new knowledge and skills of all healthcare professionals, regardless of their workplace, in order to respond adequately to the pandemic and its consequences. The aim of the study was to prepare an algorithm for the organization of health care for prevention and control of COVID-19 infections in a reorganized hospital unit. To prepare the algorithm, we used a method of critical analysis and synthesis of scientific literature on the researched issue, a documentary method, and a set of norms (independent survey and monitoring). The practical application and understanding of the algorithm will reduce the stress and fear of the unknown among the healthcare professionals, and it will cut the time necessary to organize the diagnosis and treatment processes, and ensure the provision of safe and high quality health care.

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