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The effect of work stress, workload, and social support on nurses' self-perceptions of parenting roles during Covid-19 pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Selver Mete İzci; Bengü Çetinkaya

Published: October 2022   Journal: Journal of Nursing Management

This study aims to investigate the effects of workload, work stress and social support on nurses' self-perceptions regarding their parenting roles in the Covid-19 pandemic and to examine the effect of nurse parents' sociodemographic characteristics on work stress and workload during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges in the lives of nurses who are fighting at the forefront of the pandemic. One hundred ninety-eight nurse parents participated in the study conducted with a relational study design using an online questionnaire spread through social networks. ‘The Nurse Parents Descriptive Information Form’, ‘The Swedish Demand-Control-Support Questionnaire (DCSQ)’ and ‘The Self-Perception of Parental Role Scale (SPPR)’ were used for the study data.

Pediatric healthcare professionals' opinions, attitudes, and vaccine hesitancy toward personal and children's COVID-19 vaccination

AUTHOR(S)
Filiz Tubaş; Ayşe Şener Taplak; Sena Berra Tatar

Published: October 2022   Journal: Journal of Surgery and Medicine
Pediatric healthcare professionals are at the forefront of both facilitating an increase vaccine acceptability and reduction in vaccine hesitancy and play a vital role in eliminating vaccine hesitancy of families. In this context, it was thought that the individual pediatric healthcare professional’s vaccine hesitancy could affect successful administration of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination. This study aimed to determine the opinions and attitudes of pediatricians and pediatric nurses toward the COVID-19 vaccination and the reasons for vaccine hesitancy. The study also aimed to identify their views and attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination in children.  The survey was carried out as a cross-sectional study between February and May 2021. The study sample consisted of 83 pediatricians and 79 pediatric nurses. Necessary permission was obtained before the study began. Data were collected using questionnaires that had been prepared by researchers. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical methods and a chi-squared test.
Social and psychiatric effects of Covid-19 pandemic and distance learning on high school students: a cross-sectional web-based survey

AUTHOR(S)
L. S. Seyahi; S. G. Ozcan; N. Sut (et al.)

Published: October 2022   Journal: African Educational Research Journal
This study investigated the socio-psychological effects of both the pandemic and distance learning on high school students in Turkey and Denmark. It aimed to assess whether there were any differences between students attending public or private schools in Turkey, and between two countries having different approaches to the pandemic and considerable socio-cultural and economic differences. It conducted a web-based questionnaire study in a cross-sectional design using the Survey Monkey Platform and sent it out via social media to high school students in Turkey and Denmark
Distance education experiences of teacher-parents during the COVID-19

AUTHOR(S)
Derya Güvercin; Ayşe Elitok Kesici; Sait Akbaşlı

Published: October 2022   Journal: Athens Journal of Education
This research aimed to determine the opinions of teacher parents about distance education process during COVID-19. The study was designed as a case study which is one of the methods in qualitative research. The sample of the study composed of 83 teacher parents from different branches in Turkey. Maximum variation and criterion sampling methods were used to select the participants. The data of the study were gathered though open ended questions developed by the researchers and were analyzed through descriptive and content analyses.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 9 | Issue: 4 | No. of pages: 593-614 | Language: English | Topics: Education | Tags: child education, COVID-19 response, educational policy, lockdown, remote learning, school attendance, social distance | Countries: Turkey
Is an online creative drama lesson possible? Preschool prospective teachers' opinions on the effectiveness of online creative drama lessons

AUTHOR(S)
Koray ÖZ; Eylem Ezgi Ahiskali; Ali Türkel (et al.)

Published: September 2022   Journal: International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies

This study aims to determine the opinions of preschool pre-service teachers on the adequacy of online drama lessons throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A descriptive survey model of the qualitative research methods was used and online drama lessons were run over a 12-week[1]period. Participants of the research were 64 pre-school prospective teachers who studied as senior students at a Turkish state university. In order to investigate the online applicability and effectiveness of practice-based drama lessons during this critical COVID-19 pandemic time, lesson planning has been avoided, considering that the elements that should be included in formal drama teaching should also be included in online drama. In the process of data collection, prior to online lesson, objectives and outcomes of online drama practices were designated with senior pre-service teachers in the department of pre-school education at a state university. The three researchers administered online lessons devised in accordance with the determined objectives and outcomes to eighty pre-school students. And they focused on the alignment of the dramatic structure constituents with function and the adequacy of the activities in the preparatory stage for the transition to the dramatization stage. Furthermore, activities in the dramatization stage and evaluation stage were examined in terms of adequacy in meeting the outcomes. Lesson plans were structured with the consideration that elements that are present in the formal drama instruction must be included in online drama practices, as well.

Educational processes and learning at home during COVID-19: parents' experiences with distance education

AUTHOR(S)
Mehmet Raci Demir; Hülya Yıldızlı

Published: September 2022   Journal: International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Due to the lockdown measures and severe restrictions taken to reduce COVID-19 transmission, which  has globally  been  inflicted  on  people  since  March  2020,  a  new  type  of  education  in  the  form  of  online homeschooling  has  brought  the  role  of  parents  to  the  forefront. Using online  semi structured  interviews, this study aimed to investigate parents’ views on the implementation of distance education during COVID-19  in  Istanbul,  Turkey. The  data  obtained  from  parents with different  socio economic backgrounds  and whose children were at public and private schools were coded using initial, process, and emotion qualitative coding  techniques.  The  data  were  categorized  into  three  main  themes : beginning  of  distance  education, process  of  distance  education,  and  outcomes  of  distance  education.

A phenomenological analysis of primary school teachers' lived distance education experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

AUTHOR(S)
Feray Ugur-Erdogmus; Duygu Albayrak

Published: September 2022   Journal: Education 3-13
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate lived distance education (DE) experiences of primary school teachers and their perceptions about DE during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. Twenty primary school teachers who actively taught online participated in online interviews. Phenomenological analysis of the interviews sought to reveal (1) the primary school teachers’ lived DE experience, and (2) their perceptions about DE during the pandemic. The current status of DE, effects of DE, and teachers’ perceptions of DE were the themes revealed.
COVID-19 history increases the anxiety of mothers with children in intensive care during the pandemic in Turkey

AUTHOR(S)
Eren Yildiz; Zuhal Koc Apaydin; Berna Alay (et al.)

Published: September 2022   Journal: Children
This study aimed to examine the mental status of mothers whose children were hospitalized during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in places where risk factors are higher such as pediatric intensive care units, and to contribute to the development of psychological health policies, especially for these high-risk groups in epidemic situations. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2021 and July 2021. The population of the study was mothers whose children were hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit during the study period. Data collection was carried out via a face-to-face interview method by experienced nurses working in pediatric clinics using a sociodemographic data form, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Fear of COVID-19 Inventory, and the Coronavirus Anxiety Inventory.
Being pregnant in Covid-19: fear of giving birth, fear of Covid-19, and marital adjustment

AUTHOR(S)
Ezgi Ulu; Tuba Ertunç

Published: September 2022   Journal: Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology
This research aims to examine the relationship between fear of childbirth, fear of Covid-19, and marital adjustment. In line with this general-purpose, differences in fear of childbirth, fear of Covid-19, and marital adjustment levels were also examined according to demographic variables. The research was carried out with 382 pregnant women who were followed up in the obstetrics clinic of a private hospital in Ankara. Demographic Information Form, Wijma Birth Expectation-Experience Scale (W-DEQ) Version A, Fear of Covid-19 Scale, and Revised Dynasty Scale were used as data collection tools. Independent Sample T-test and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to compare the scores obtained from fear of childbirth, fear of Covid-19, and spousal adjustment according to demographic variables. The relationship of the variables with each other was tested with Pearson Correlation analysis, and the predictive effect of fear of Covid-19 and spousal adjustment on fear of childbirth was examined by regression analysis.
Psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and their families

AUTHOR(S)
Nur Berna Çelik; Yağmur Ünsal; Dicle Canoruç Emet (et al.)

Published: September 2022   Journal: Turkish Archives of Pediatrics

This study aimed to investigate the psychosocial impact of the pandemic in pediatric patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and their families and whether congenital adrenal hyperplasia imposes an additional burden compared to other endocrine disorders. Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (n = 38) and congenital hypothyroidism (n = 41) and their families were enrolled in the prospective longitudinal survey study. Questionnaires that were completed remotely in June 2020 and in July 2021 included Depression Anxiety Stress Scale short form, The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children, and purpose-built daily routine, parent, and child COVID information scores, factors affecting drug usage, and parents’ thoughts about the pandemic. At the end of 1 year, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale short form and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children were repeated in the congenital adrenal hyperplasia group and they were questioned about the incidence and severity of coronavirus infection.

Emotional status, stress and insomnia in pediatric healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Pelin Elibol; Kayı Eliaçık; Alper Çiçek (et al.)

Published: August 2022   Journal: Clinical Research
Facing the critical situation of the pandemic, healthcare professionals are directly involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with COVID-19 in the front line and they are at risk of developing psychological distress and other mental health symptoms. Here it is aimed to determine where the child clinic staff stand in terms of the psychological burden of the disease. A hundred and fifty-one eligible physicians and nurses working in the Clinic of Pediatric, University of Health Sciences Turkey, İzmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital who answered a web-based questionnaire between 10-20 June 2020 were included in the study. Socio-demographic questions, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21), and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) were used to evaluate the psychological determinants of the healthcare workers.
The effect of internet addiction and emotion regulation on trauma reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic in adolescents with anxiety disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Merve Kuz; Halit Necmi Uçar; Özlem Çiçek Zekey (et al.)

Published: August 2022   Journal: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
This study examined the relationship among trauma reactions, anxiety severity, Internet addiction (IA), and emotion regulation difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic in adolescents with anxiety disorders. The sample of study consisted of 63 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years who were diagnosed with AD and their parents. IA scores and emotional regulation difficulties were significantly higher in the group with pathological trauma reactions than the group exhibiting nonpathological trauma reactions. The trauma scores of adolescents with AD were correlated with IA, emotional regulation difficulties, and anxiety scores.
Sociodemographic factors affecting depression-anxiety-stress levels and coping strategies of parents with babies treated in neonatal intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Sevcan T. Kılıç; Asena Taşgıt

Published: August 2022   Journal: Journal of Neonatal Nursing

This study aimed to determine the sociodemographic factors affecting the depression-anxiety-stress levels and coping strategies of parents with babies treated in neonatal intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between March and October 2021. The sample consisted of 93 parents. Data were collected using a descriptive questionnaire, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS- 42), and Coping Style Scale (CSS).

Loneliness, internalizing symptoms, and inflammatory markers in adolescent COVID-19 survivors

AUTHOR(S)
Elif Akçay; Esra Çöp; Gülser Senses Dinç (et al.)

Published: August 2022   Journal: Child: Care, Health and Development

Concerns about the psychiatric sequelae after COVID-19 infection have increased as the pandemic spreads worldwide. The increase in self-isolation during this pandemic period has also revealed the importance of feelings of loneliness. This study aimed to examine the relationship between baseline inflammation levels, internalizing symptoms, and feelings of loneliness in adolescent COVID-19 survivors in the long term. A total of 74 adolescents (41 girls, 55.4%, mean age 14.88) and their parents were included in the study. This cross-sectional study assessed internalizing symptoms via Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) and feelings of loneliness using the UCLA-loneliness scale. Baseline inflammatory markers at COVID-19 diagnosis were collected. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine predictors for depression in adolescents.

Concerns of high-risk pregnancies during pandemic: COVID-19 and fear of birth

AUTHOR(S)
Öznur Tiryaki; Hamide Zengin; Koray Gök (et al.)

Published: August 2022   Journal: Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
This study was conducted to determine the fear of birth and coronavirus disease 2019 in pregnant women who applied to the high-risk pregnancy outpatient clinic during the pandemic and investigate whether there is a relationship between these fears. This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study using questionnaires. The Fear of COVID-19 Scale and Fear of Birth Scale for Pregnant Women were validated in Turkish in outpatient women with high-risk pregnancies. The study was carried out with 238 pregnant women between February 15 - April 15, 2021.
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