Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Factors Influencing Nursing Intentions toward COVID-19 Patients.

Publication date: Jan 23, 2024

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a pandemic to which nursing students are particularly susceptible. This study aims to comprehensively examine nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes, risk perceptions, preventive behaviors related to COVID-19, and nursing intentions toward patients with the virus. A questionnaire was administered to 149 nursing students from two universities. Data on the respondents’ general characteristics, knowledge levels, attitudes, perceived risk, preventive behaviors toward COVID-19, and nursing intentions toward COVID-19 patients were collected. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software (version 26. 0). This involved descriptive statistics, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression analyses. The analyses of the factors affecting nursing students’ nursing intentions for COVID-19 patients showed that the most predictive factor was perceived risk (β = -0. 38, p < 0. 001), followed by attitudes (β = 0. 29, p < 0. 001) and preventive behaviors (β = 0. 17, p = 0. 017), which explained 26% of the variance in nursing intentions. Lowering the perceived risk of infectious diseases and cultivating positive attitudes and preventive behaviors can increase nursing students' intentions toward COVID-19 patients. Finally, infection management education programs and research on interventions for nursing students are necessary to enhance the quality of nursing care provided to patients with novel infectious diseases.

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Concepts Keywords
Basel COVID-19
Coronavirus intention
Nursing nursing
Statistics patients
Universities students


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disease MESH COVID-19
pathway KEGG Coronavirus disease
disease VO ANOVA
disease MESH infectious diseases
disease MESH infection
disease IDO quality
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disease VO vaccine
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease VO time
disease MESH uncertainty
disease VO effective
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
disease MESH psychological distress
disease VO effectiveness
disease MESH Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
pathway REACTOME Infectious disease
disease IDO infectious disease
drug DRUGBANK Pentaerythritol tetranitrate
disease VO frequency
drug DRUGBANK Ethanol

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