Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses about the Current COVID-19 Outbreak in Turkey (ARTICLE WITHDRAWN)

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Number of pages: 36-41
Year-Number: 2022-Volume: 4 Issue: 1

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This study aims to analyze nurses' knowledge levels and attitudes towards COVID-19 during the second peak period of the COVID-19 epidemic in Turkey and test the structural relationship between knowledge levels and attitudes with structural equation modeling. The hospital-based cross-sectional study design was employed in the study. The research population consisted of nurses working in three different private hospitals in Istanbul, with international quality and accreditation certificates. The data were collected by the researchers themselves by using face-to-face and online survey techniques. The total number of questionnaires that were evaluated and used in the analysis of the data is 390. SPSS and AMOS package programs were used in the analysis of the data. The quantitative research method was used. Descriptive statistics, independent sample t-test, ANOVA test, and structural equation modeling were applied to the data. Structural equation analysis revealed the direct effect of the nurses' COVID-19 knowledge level on attitude toward COVID-19 has an acceptable index of fit. Furthermore, the relationship between the level of knowledge toward COVID-19 and the female gender was found to be significant. In general, the level of knowledge of the nurses participating in the study about COVID-19 was found to be high, and it was observed that they had a more optimistic attitude towards preventing COVID-19 and keeping the process under control. An increase in knowledge about COVID-19 has led to an increase in the behavior of a more optimistic attitude towards prevention and control of COVID-19.

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