Performance of two educational approaches in increasing knowledge of high-school students about COVID-19 during the first wave of pandemic.

Publication date: Oct 01, 2023

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly altered peoples’ daily lives. Teachers and students were found quite unprepared for the emergence of the first COVID-19 wave. So, improving the knowledge of students about COVID-19 is an important issue. In this study, 240 high students attended. Two interventions with the same contents, but in different ways, were delivered. A structured questionnaire was utilized to collect data on demographic information, and information about the behavioral intention toward COVID-19 before and after the educational interventions as well as a control group that received no educational intervention. students in all arms had similar baseline knowledge of COVID-19. The results of the post-analysis showed the efficiency of educational techniques in increasing students’ knowledge about COVID-19. So the audio-visual training method performed significantly better than the visual training method (p = 0. 03). Both approaches achieved better scores than the control group (P

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Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus Adolescent health
Covid Audio-visual media
Daily Coronavirus
Teachers COVID-19
Unprepared Covid-19
Intervention study
Program Evaluation


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
pathway KEGG Coronavirus disease
disease IDO intervention
disease VO efficiency
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH Long Covid

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