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Swiss Med Wkly ; 152: w30204, 2022 07 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2202461

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BACKGROUND: Subjective well-being is an important target in the COVID-19 pandemic. Residential greenness may help cope with stress and hence influence subjective well-being during this mentally and physically challenging time. METHODS: We analysed the association between residential greenness and life satisfaction in 9,444 adults in the COVCO-Basel cohort. We assessed if the association is modified by age, sex, household income, financial worries, canton of residence, or month of study entry. In addition, we assessed if the association is attributed to specific types of greenspace or accessibility to greenspace. RESULTS: The association between residential greenness and life satisfaction varied by age groups, household income, and financial worries. Residential greenness was positively associated with life satisfaction in those with high household income and the least financially worried, and negatively associated with life satisfaction in the youngest age group (18-29 years) and the most financially worried. Living closer to a forest, but not to a park or an agricultural area, was associated with lower life satisfaction in the youngest age group. CONCLUSIONS: Residential greenness effects on life satisfaction vary according to sociodemographic characteristics. Living in a greener area does not benefit all dwellers in Basel and its region equally, with the most apparent benefit for those with high household income and without financial concerns.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Adolescent , Adult , COVID-19/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Humans , Pandemics , Parks, Recreational , Personal Satisfaction , Young Adult
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J Educ Eval Health Prof ; 19: 28, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2198662

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PURPOSE: Distance learning describes any learning based on the use of new multimedia technologies and the internet to allow students to acquire new knowledge and skills at a distance. This study aimed to deter-mine satisfaction levels with distance learning and associated factors among nursing and health technician students during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Morocco. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted between April and June 2022 among nursing and health technician students using a self-administered instrument. The student satisfaction ques-tionnaire consists of 24 questions categorized into 6 subscales: instructor, technology, course setup, interac-tion, outcomes, and overall satisfaction. It was based on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify factors associated with student satisfaction during distance learning. RESULTS: A total of 330 students participated in this study, and 176 students (53.3%) were satisfied with the distance learning activities. A mean score higher than 2.8 out of 5 was obtained for all subscales. Multiple regression analysis showed that students' year of study (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]=2.34; 95% CI, 1.28-4.27) and internet quality (aOR=0.47; 95% CI, 0.29-0.77) were the significant factors associated with students' satisfaction during distance learning. CONCLUSION: This study highlights the satisfaction level of students and factors that influenced it during distance learning. A thorough understanding of student satisfaction with digital environments will contrib-ute to the successfully implementation of distance learning devices in nursing.


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COVID-19 , Education, Distance , Students, Nursing , Cross-Sectional Studies , Humans , Morocco , Pandemics , Personal Satisfaction
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Womens Health (Lond) ; 18: 17455057221137477, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2195397

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OBJECTIVE: There has been suggestion that current diagnostic instruments are not sufficient for detecting and diagnosing autism in women, and research suggests that a lack of diagnosis could negatively impact autistic women's well-being and identity. This study aimed to explore the well-being and identity of autistic women at three points of their diagnostic journey: self-identifying or awaiting assessment, currently undergoing assessment or recently diagnosed, and more than a year post-diagnosis. METHODS: Mixed-methods were used to explore this with 96 women who identified as autistic and within one of these three groups. Participants completed an online questionnaire, and a sub-sample of 24 of these women participated in a semi-structured interview. RESULTS: Well-being was found to differ significantly across groups in three domains: satisfaction with health, psychological health, and environmental health. Validation was found to be a central issue for all autistic women, which impacted their diagnosis, identity, and well-being. The subthemes of don't forget I'm autistic; what now?; having to be the professional; and no one saw me were also identified. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that autistic women's well-being and identity differ in relation to their position on the diagnostic journey in a non-linear manner. We suggest that training on the presentation of autism in women for primary and secondary healthcare professionals, along with improved diagnostic and support pathways for autistic adult women could go some way to support well-being.


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Autistic Disorder , Adult , Humans , Female , Autistic Disorder/diagnosis , Autistic Disorder/psychology , Surveys and Questionnaires , Personal Satisfaction
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N Z Med J ; 135(1562): 63-77, 2022 Sep 23.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2147674

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AIMS: Diabetes in pregnancy (DiP) rates are increasing worldwide. Pasifika, Indian and Maori peoples have high rates of DiP any improvements in clinical care may be beneficial for these populations. During COVID-19 lockdowns, the DiP service in Counties Manukau Health (CMH) South Auckland switched from face-to-face appointments to teleclinics. This study aims to: determine satisfaction of pregnant people with teleclinics for DiP; compare clinical outcomes and attendance for those receiving care through teleclinics versus standard care; and compare rates of clinic attendance between face-to-face and teleclinic appointments. METHODS: A standardised questionnaire was completed by those who had attended a teleclinic. The primary outcome was a high score (4-5/5) for satisfaction and future use. A separate, retrospective study of clinical outcomes, and the number of appointments scheduled/attended were compared between all DiP patients who were scheduled an appointment during lockdown, and all of those who were scheduled appointments the year prior. RESULTS: Of the thirty-five participants who completed the survey (response rate 37%), 89% scored the clinic highly for satisfaction and future use. There were 179 patients scheduled to clinic during the period where teleclinics were the default model of care, and 187 patients scheduled to clinic the year prior. No differences in clinical outcomes were observed. Those receiving care during lockdown were offered more appointments, although attendance rates did not differ. CONCLUSION: Teleclinics for DiP are acceptable to the people we surveyed, but should be developed further so they better support the needs of those using them.


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COVID-19 , Diabetes Mellitus , Appointments and Schedules , Communicable Disease Control , Female , Humans , New Zealand/epidemiology , Personal Satisfaction , Pregnancy , Pregnancy Outcome , Retrospective Studies
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(22)2022 Nov 16.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2143128

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There is an increasing interest in father-child interactions and their effects. Due to the rising number of working mothers, marital interruptions, divorces, and child custody arrangements, paternal duties and the relevance of fathering continue to be re-evaluated. As there are rising expectations for men to undertake more childcare and household responsibilities, it was hypothesized that the presence of a disabled or chronically ill child would have a significant impact on the couple's future family situation, marital conduct due to paternal dissatisfaction, and increased stress levels. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine paternal intimacy problems, stress levels, and couple satisfaction inside families that have children with cystic fibrosis. The study followed a cross-sectional design with five questionnaires that were answered by a total of 107 fathers of children with cystic fibrosis from the "cases" group as the reference group, and 124 fathers of healthy children from the "control" group. The statistically significant findings of the current study show that men who were taking care of their child with mucoviscidosis engaged less frequently in sexual activity. A significantly higher number of these respondents were smokers. A higher proportion of them reported marital distress (OR = 2.54) and inhibited sexual desire (OR = 2.02), all in association with a higher number of men taking psychiatric medication (7.5% vs. 1.6%). More than 40% of all respondents declared high levels of general stress and parenting distress, while the most frequently used coping mechanism for stress was avoidance-oriented (45.8% vs. 25.8%). Other important findings were the high levels of dissatisfaction and lower levels of marital quality on the SII scale, equivalent to the intimacy problems on the MIQ scale. It is likely that paternal stress is higher when parenting children with cystic fibrosis, and the lack of intervention in this vulnerable group seem to be associated with intimacy problems, couple dissatisfaction, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. It is recommended that these concerns should not only be raised for the mothers of children with mucoviscidosis, but also for the child's father or the male caretaker partner since they might experience the same problems as the opposite gender.


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Cystic Fibrosis , Personal Satisfaction , Female , Humans , Male , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cystic Fibrosis/epidemiology , Father-Child Relations , Sexual Behavior
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Front Public Health ; 10: 738634, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2142305

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The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic may result in detrimental consequences for stroke patient's wellbeing. Family functioning and optimism could help stroke patients cope with crises leading to possible improvements in life satisfaction. This study aims to explore the protective effects of family functioning and optimism on life satisfaction among stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in China. This study was designed as a cross-sectional survey. A total of 207 stroke inpatients who were receiving pharmacotherapy and rehabilitation in general public hospital of Liaoning province during the COVID-19 pandemic in China were consecutive selected and interviewed by online questionnaires via the WeChat platform effectively from April 8 to 30, 2020. The scales included: Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Family Adaptation, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve (APGAR) Scale and Revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R). Hierarchical multiple regression (HMR) analysis was conducted to test the associated factors of life satisfaction. Stroke patient's life satisfaction was at a high level (Mean = 26.46, SD = 6.23) during the pandemic. Stroke patient's residence, duration of stroke, stroke type, and community shut down measures were the strong predictors of life satisfaction. Family functioning and optimism increased life satisfaction among stroke patients. This study contributes to the research on the association between family functioning and optimism on life satisfaction among stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interventions that improve family functioning and enhance optimism should be provided in order to elevate life satisfaction for stroke patients.


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COVID-19 , Stroke , COVID-19/epidemiology , China/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Humans , Pandemics , Patient Satisfaction , Personal Satisfaction , Protective Factors , Stroke/epidemiology
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Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi ; 64(6): 345-353, 2022 Nov 25.
Article in Japanese | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2140865

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OBJECTIVES: COVID-19 has led to an increased use of online consultations in occupational health. We examined experience, satisfaction, and difficulties with online consultations during the first year after the COVID-19 pandemic by surveying a sample of workers. METHODS: An online survey was conducted in March 2021 among full-time employees of an online panel survey (E-COCO-J: The Employee Cohort Study on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan). Respondents were asked to report whether they had online or face-to-face consultations with occupational health professionals in the past year, their level of satisfaction, and their difficulties and problems related to the online consultations. RESULTS: Of the 1,153 respondents, 1,102 (excluding those who were unemployed or on leave) were included in the analysis. Fifty respondents had had online consultations in the past year and 57 had face-to-face consultations. The proportion of respondents who reported satisfaction with online consultations was high (more than 70%) for general health, follow-ups, and guidance consultations, among others. However, the proportion of satisfaction with online occupational consultations was low (less than 40%) for employees who worked long hours, or took leave or returned to work. Over 30% of the respondents indicated that the difficulties with online consultations were due to incongruence with their expectations ("I preferred a face-to-face consultation instead of an online one"), quality of communication ("I did not feel like I was able to consult sufficiently"), and concerns about confidentiality ("I was worried that someone could hear our conversation"). CONCLUSION: The experience of online consultations was similar to that of face-to-face consultations. Satisfaction with online occupational consultations for those who worked long hours and those who took leave or returned to work was low. In the online consultation for occupational health, the occupational health professional may be required to judge its suitability depending on type of the consultation and take necessary consideration and measures to maintain the quality of the online consultation.


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COVID-19 , Occupational Health , Humans , Pandemics , Japan/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Personal Satisfaction , Cohort Studies , Referral and Consultation
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Acad Radiol ; 29(12): 1909-1910, 2022 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2129690
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Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol ; 57(12): 2481-2490, 2022 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2116958

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PURPOSE: Cross-sectional studies found high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, and loneliness during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported increases were lower in longitudinal population-based findings. Studies including positive outcomes are rare. This study analyzed changes in mental health symptoms, loneliness, and satisfaction. METHODS: Respondents of the German Socio-Economic Panel (N = 6038) were surveyed pre-pandemic (2017/2019) and during the first (June 2020) and second wave (January and February 2021) of the pandemic. Self-report screeners assessed depression and anxiety symptoms, loneliness, life and health satisfaction. Difference scores were analysed using ANCOVAs focusing on time, gender, age groups. RESULTS: Depression and anxiety symptoms and health satisfaction increased from pre-pandemic to the first wave, but declined in the second pandemic wave. Loneliness increased and life satisfaction decreased during the first and the second wave of the pandemic. Young adults and women reported more distress and loneliness, even after controlling for pre-pandemic scores, education, and income. All effects remained stable when controlling for self-reported previous diagnosis of depression or region of residence. CONCLUSION: Increases and decreases in mental health symptoms and health satisfaction showed little variation. Of concern are the strong increases of loneliness and decreased life satisfaction being important targets for interventions. Main risk factors are young age and female gender.


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COVID-19 , Pandemics , Young Adult , Humans , Female , Loneliness/psychology , COVID-19/epidemiology , Depression/epidemiology , Depression/psychology , Personal Satisfaction , Cross-Sectional Studies , Anxiety/epidemiology , Anxiety/psychology
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(22)2022 Nov 21.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2116037

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The impact of the pandemic on teachers' mental health has also been an important issue. The aim of the study was to analyze the vital impact of COVID-19, spirituality, and the use of social-emotional strategies on teacher well-being, mediated by mental health. The sample was non-random, inviting all teachers in a city North of Chile to participate in the study. The sample consisted of 624 teachers. A total of 74.4% were women and 25.6% were men. The mean age was 44.1 and the standard deviation was 11.9. A total of 56.4% belonged to public schools and 43.6% belonged to subsidized schools. Structural equations were used to analyze the data, finding a mental health mediating effect between the death of a close person, affected areas and family history with life satisfaction. Spirituality and the use of socio-emotional strategies self-applied by the teachers had no direct relationship with their mental health, so their mediating effect in relation to life satisfaction was discarded. Teachers who used social-emotional strategies, as well as those who reported higher levels of spirituality, obtained greater satisfaction with life, both general and specifically. Women had higher levels of depression, anxiety and stress symptomatology, but also higher levels of life satisfaction. The implications are discussed.


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COVID-19 , Educational Personnel , Male , Humans , Female , Adult , Mental Health , COVID-19/epidemiology , Spirituality , Personal Satisfaction
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(22)2022 Nov 19.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2116021

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A significant number of individuals experience post-COVID-19 symptoms, but knowledge of perceived consequences and life satisfaction is lacking. Here, we investigate perceived consequences regarding everyday life, health, physical activity and work post-COVID-19 and factors associated with low life satisfaction. A total of 766 people (mean age 48; 672 women) experiencing post-COVID-19 symptoms at least two months after infection (mean 13 months) responded to an online survey. A majority (≥77%) perceived physical fatigue, mental fatigue, dizziness, reduced work ability, low life satisfaction and a reduced level of aerobic capacity. In the final logistic regression model (Nagelkerke R Square 0.296, p < 0.001), poor work ability was the most important factor for perceiving low satisfaction with life (Odds ratio 3.369, 95% CI 2.040-5.565, p < 0.001, Nagelkerke R Square 0.177). Reduced aerobic capacity, fatigue and living in a city also increased the odds of low life satisfaction. As people with post-COVID-19 report several long-term consequences, this suggests that there is a need for targeted care for this group. The results of this study can serve as guidance for healthcare authorities regarding important long-term consequences that should be considered in rehabilitation programs directed toward post-COVID-19.


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COVID-19 , Personal Satisfaction , Humans , Female , Middle Aged , COVID-19/epidemiology , Surveys and Questionnaires , Exercise , Logistic Models
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N Z Med J ; 135(1565): 60-73, 2022 Nov 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2112076

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AIM: Racism is an important social determinant of wellbeing. This study describes New Zealand Asians' experience of racism and the association between their racism experiences and their impacts on life satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHOD: This study collected 1,452 responses by the cross-sectional online survey conducted in 2021. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses yielded the prevalent types and settings of racism, identified subgroups exposed more to racism and its association with life satisfaction. RESULTS: Results show that nearly 40% (37.7-42.9%) of participants experienced racism, mainly in public places, social media and mainstream media. Verbal attacks and microaggressions were predominant types of racism. Younger, student, temporary visa holding, and rural area participants were more likely to experience racism. Associations between not experiencing racism and high life satisfaction were significant. CONCLUSION: This study identified two under-represented subgroups, students and migrants, who were disproportionately exposed to racism. It also revealed that experiences of COVID-era racism are associated with life satisfaction. These findings inform us where anti-racism interventions are most needed, and that such interventions are needed to ensure the wellbeing of Asian communities in a COVID-19 world.


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COVID-19 , Humans , Pandemics , New Zealand/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Personal Satisfaction
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Neurol India ; 70(5): 2003-2008, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2117325

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Background: Telemedicine (TM) consultations have shown to be feasible for the management of neurological conditions including movement disorders. In contrast, satisfaction with such consultations have been less studied. Objective: To assess the satisfaction of persons with a movement disorder with a TM consultation in comparison to previous experiences in face-to-face visits. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional multicenter study was carried out. Persons with a diagnosis of a movement disorder underwent a TM consultation. After the consultation concluded, a satisfaction survey was sent for the subject to fill out anonymously. The survey included ease of use-related items, setup-related items, and quality-of-service-related items. Results: A total of 175 survey responses were received (response rate of 71.4%), all of which were included for analysis. A total of 102 subjects considered that the TM consultation involved much less time in comparison to their previous experience with face-to-face visits. Overall, 96% reported to be satisfied with the consultation. In addition, 92% were satisfied or very satisfied with the neurologist ability to communicate recommendations. Furthermore, 93.7% indicated that the consultation was valuable, and 90.9% considered that they would recommend teleconsultation to another patient. Conclusion: Patients with a diagnosis of a movement disorder consider TM as a convenient and potential tool for health services with a high level of satisfaction.


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COVID-19 , Essential Tremor , Parkinsonian Disorders , Remote Consultation , Telemedicine , Humans , Pandemics , Personal Satisfaction , Cross-Sectional Studies , Essential Tremor/diagnosis , Essential Tremor/therapy , Follow-Up Studies , Patient Satisfaction , Parkinsonian Disorders/diagnosis , Parkinsonian Disorders/therapy
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(22)2022 Nov 10.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2110080

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This paper elucidates the relationship between possible changes in volunteering experienced by older people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their motivation to volunteer, as well as the direct or indirect experience of COVID-19 symptoms. Given the well-known positive benefits of volunteering in older age both for individuals (in terms of improved health and wellbeing) and society at large, there is a paucity of studies on older volunteers in the time of COVID-19. In this context, older people's volunteering was highly challenged due to age-based physical and social restrictions put in place by national governments, which have been considered as ageist by a large part of the gerontological scientific community. This study was carried out on a sample of 240 Italian older volunteers. The results suggest that during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially older volunteers driven by social goals (e.g., opportunities to have relationships with others) were able to continue volunteer activities without needing to change them. The study also clarified that having directly or indirectly experienced COVID-19 symptoms did not influence changes in voluntary activities of older people. These results have important policy implications, given the indication that through volunteering, older individuals may try to counter the undesired calls by the governments for self-isolation and physical distancing. It is important that in emergency situations involving older people, policy makers should not treat them as only recipients of health and social care, but also as useful providers of help in the community.


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COVID-19 , Motivation , Humans , Aged , COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Personal Satisfaction , Volunteers
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Rev Esc Enferm USP ; 56: e20210488, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2109450

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between perceived stress/digital literacy and student satisfaction in health science college students in the distance education process. METHOD: The cross-sectional study was conducted by collecting data from 842 students. The dependent variable was student satisfaction in distance education. For the analyses, t-test, ANOVA (post hoc: Bonferroni), and linear regression methods were used. RESULTS: Distance education student satisfaction was 178.21 ± 48.64. Student satisfaction was low among those who think that distance education is not more effective than face-to-face education, live in villages/towns, and have high perceived stress. Student satisfaction was high among those who do not have limited internet access, can access the internet via computer, follow the lessons regularly every week, think distance education is applicable in the health domain, can acquire instant feedback from the instructor, and have increased digital literacy. CONCLUSION: Distance education student satisfaction was found to be moderate. Student satisfaction in distance education increases as perceived stress levels decrease and digital literacy levels increase.


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Education, Distance , Cross-Sectional Studies , Education, Distance/methods , Humans , Literacy , Personal Satisfaction , Stress, Psychological , Students
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(21)2022 Nov 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2099559

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PURPOSE: this study aimed to examine the user satisfaction and reuse intention of the elderly for neighborhood sports facilities in South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: this study surveyed 386 Korean elderly individuals aged ≥ 65 years, who were users of neighborhood sports facilities, from 1 May to 31 August 2022. A total of 386 questionnaires were used for data analysis, which was carried out using SPSS 23.0 statistical software. Descriptive statistics of the mean, standard deviation, and frequency distribution were used at the descriptive level. Moreover, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Scheffe's post hoc pair-wise comparison analysis, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis were used at the inferential level. The significance level of these tests was considered for less than 0.05. RESULTS: the mechanistic and humanistic service factors of neighborhood sports facilities affected user satisfaction and reuse intention. Furthermore, user satisfaction of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic had a positive effect on reuse intention. CONCLUSION: this study confirmed that the service quality characteristics of neighborhood sports facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic had a positive effect on user satisfaction and intention to continue to exercise among the elderly.


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COVID-19 , Intention , Aged , Humans , Personal Satisfaction , COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Republic of Korea/epidemiology , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(21)2022 Nov 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2099529

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The purpose of this study is to explore whether religious tourism activities can create a safe leisure environment and improve the well-being of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the participants in the Baishatun Mazu pilgrimage in Taiwan as the subjects of this study. A mixed research method was used. First, statistical software and the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data. Then the respondents' opinions were collected. Finally, a multivariate analysis method was used to discuss the results of analysis. The findings showed that the elderly respondents thought that the epidemic prevention information and leisure space planning for the pilgrimage made them feel secure. The elderly believed the scenery, religious atmosphere, and commodities en route could reduce the perception of environmental risks to tourists, relieve pressure on the brain, and increase social opportunities. Therefore, the friendlier the leisure environment around the pilgrimage, the greater the leisure satisfaction among the elderly respondents. The happier the elderly felt, the less they considered the concentration of airborne contaminants, including viruses. The better their physical and mental health was, the less likely they were to want to ask for religious goods.


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COVID-19 , Personal Satisfaction , Humans , Aged , Mental Health , COVID-19/epidemiology , Tourism , Pandemics , Leisure Activities/psychology
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PLoS One ; 17(11): e0277198, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2098776

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Formal education is crucial for the development of nurses' professional identity and can play a decisive role in attracting students to the nursing profession. This is even more important during a public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to investigate nursing students' attitudes and feelings toward their future profession and academic studies during the first COVID-19 lockdown. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 361 nursing students. The data were collected through the Students' attitudes toward the nursing profession during the COVID-19 outbreak scale, and the Satisfaction with online learning scale. Nursing students expressed higher levels of commitment and dedication to their profession compared to perceived job security. They were generally satisfied with their distance learning experience in terms of accessibility of study materials, adaptation of lectures and quality of communication with academic staff. However, students perceived the ICT-supported distance learning as moderately effective. Students' satisfaction with online learning was positively related to their perceived professional commitment. In times of health crisis, faculties should consider students' perceived quality of nursing education and attitudes toward future profession to promote appropriate professional identity.


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COVID-19 , Education, Distance , Students, Nursing , Humans , COVID-19/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Pandemics , Personal Satisfaction , Communicable Disease Control , Attitude
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Nurs Educ Perspect ; 43(6): E109-E111, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2097466

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ABSTRACT: The advent of COVID-19 required educational programs to rapidly transition courses to the remote environment. A postpartum hemorrhage simulation used within a traditional prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing program was rapidly transitioned to the remote virtual format to meet required social distancing guidelines. This quasi-experimental study examined student knowledge before and after participation in a remote virtual simulation (RVS) with a postanalysis of student confidence and satisfaction. RVS can increase student knowledge and provide adequate student satisfaction. However, hands-on learning appears to result in higher student confidence and satisfaction compared to RVS.


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COVID-19 , Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate , Students, Nursing , Pregnancy , Female , Humans , Learning , Personal Satisfaction
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Int J Med Inform ; 168: 104904, 2022 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2082799

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INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the rapid expansion of e-health services in Poland. The main aim of the study was to assess the determinants of user satisfaction and the readiness-to-use e-health applications in Polish society. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The paper presents the results of the analysis of the data obtained through a computer-assisted web interviewing survey in a representative sample of 1002 adult Internet users in Poland. The survey was based on a questionnaire consisting of 55 items. The determinants of user satisfaction and the readiness-to-use of e-health solutions were assessed with univariable and hierarchical logistic regression models. RESULTS: E-health services had been used by 60.6% of respondents from the beginning of the epidemic state in Poland to June 2020, when the survey was performed. The hierarchical model showed that user satisfaction with e-health interactions was significantly associated with HL (Health Literacy) and eHL (e-Health Literacy), COVID-19-related conspiracy beliefs score, and using a televisit because of acute symptoms not suggesting COVID-19. Readiness-to-use e-health in the future showed a significant relationship with place of residence, marital status, eHL, the self-assessment of knowledge about preventing COVID-19, the use of televisits for renewing prescriptions, and the level of satisfaction with e-health services. CONCLUSIONS: Satisfaction with e-health services depends mainly on the HL, eHL, and conspiracy beliefs of patients. Readiness-to-use e-health in the future is associated with the level of eHL and sociodemographic characteristics, but previous experience with e-health services seems to be the main predictor.


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COVID-19 , Health Literacy , Telemedicine , Adult , Humans , COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Cross-Sectional Studies , Poland/epidemiology , Personal Satisfaction , Surveys and Questionnaires
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