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

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

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.
The emotional neglect potentials of nurses working in the COVID-19 service towards their children: a qualitative study

Vildan Apaydin Cirik; Elif Bulut; İlknur Kahriman (et al.)

Published: July 2022   Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
This study aims to examine in depth the potential child emotional neglect behaviors of nurses working in the COVID-19 service, and their feelings, thoughts, and experiences regarding the causes and effects on their children. The study was designed as a qualitative study based on a descriptive phenomenological approach. A purposeful sample of service providers (N = 22) in the COVID-19 clinics of the region's largest hospital in northeast Turkey in terms of education and patient care were recruited for the study. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews using the individual in-depth face-to-face interview method. The interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed with Braun and Clarke's thematic analysis method. The research was reported by following Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research-COREQ.
Investigation of reading skill development of primary school students in the Covid 19 process

Özlem Baş; Özgür Sirem; Hayati Akyol (et al.)

Published: July 2022   Journal: Reading & Writing Quarterly
In this study, it was investigated how the reading skills of students who were in the 3rd grade of primary school when the Covid-19 pandemic started (March 2020) were affected at the end of the fourth grade (June 2021) due to the school closure during the pandemic. The study employed the longitudinal survey model. Ten teachers and 18 primary school students participated in the study. In the study, the Informal Reading Inventory and interview questions were used as data collection tools. The data of the study were analyzed with descriptive statistics, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test and content analysis.
Investigation of obesity, eating behaviors and physical activity levels living in rural and urban areas during the covid-19 pandemic era: a study of Turkish adolescent

Mehmet Gülü; Hakan Yapici; Elena Mainer-Pardos (et al.)

Published: July 2022   Journal: BMC Pediatrics volume

The purpose of this study was to determine the eating behaviors, obesity and physical activity status of children of similar ages living in rural and urban areas and to examine these relationships during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic process. The research was conducted using the scanning model. The research group consists of children living in rural and urban areas in Turkey. The sample of the study consists of a total of 733 adolescent participants, 351 females (47.9%) and 382 males (52.1%). After anthropometric measurements were made, the Physical Activity Questionnaire for older children and the Yale Food Addiction Scale for children 2.0 were used to determine the food addiction and physical activity status of children during the COVID19 pandemic process. Since the groups were homogeneously distributed, independent samples t-test and Pearson correlation test were used.

Effects of an online solution-focused psychoeducation programme on children's emotional resilience and problem-solving skills

Melih Burak Özdemir; Ayşe Bengisoy

Published: July 2022   Journal: Frontiers in Psychology
This study investigates the effects of a solution-oriented and approach-based psychoeducation programme, initiated in December 2019 and conducted online during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, on children’s emotional resilience and problem-solving skills. In the world that was closed with the pandemic, children were kept away from the social support system of teachers and friends. Pandemic isolated the children. The negative experiences associated with COVID-19 have placed both traditional approaches and important online learning and support applications on the agenda, since both can help to solve the problems we face. Educators and experts have provided psychological support services, questioning the methods used to reach people during the pandemic and rediscovering alternative ways of connecting with individuals through online media. The online framework of this study emerged in response to the needs caused by the pandemic. The study is designed using a real experimental pattern and is based on a pretest-posttest, experimental/control-group model.
The effect of COVID-19 uncertainty on internet addiction, happiness and life satisfaction in adolescents

Mahmut Evli; Nuray Simsek (et al.)

Published: July 2022   Journal: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
This study aimed to determine the effects of the events during the COVID-19 epidemic on adolescents' levels of intolerance of uncertainty, internet addiction, happiness, and life satisfaction. Structural Equation Modeling was used in the analysis of the data. Adolescents' internet use increased during the epidemic process. It was found that COVID-19 events increased intolerance of uncertainty, and negatively affected internet addiction and happiness (p < 0.001). In this process, internet addiction and happiness is a mediator (p < 0.001). It is recommended to monitor adolescents' internet use during the COVID-19 process and to provide information about COVID-19.
Examining children's questions and parents' responses about COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

Burcu Ünlütabak; İlayda Velioğlu

Published: July 2022   Journal: Current Psychology
COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on both adults’ and children’s everyday lives. Conversations about biological processes such as viruses, illness, and health have started to occur more frequently in daily interactions. Although there are many guidelines for parents about how to talk to their children about the coronavirus, only a few studies have examined what children are curious about the coronavirus and how they make sense of the changes in their everyday lives. This study addresses this need by examining children’s questions and parents’ responses about the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Turkish sociocultural context. Using an online survey, it asked 184 parents of 3- to 12-year-olds to report their children’s questions about coronavirus and their answers to these questions. It analyzed children’s questions and parents’ responses using qualitative and quantitative analyses (Menendez et al., 2021).
Family attitudes toward the use of technological devices by children during COVID-19

Esra Tural Büyük; Hatice Uzsen; Merve Koyun

Published: July 2022   Journal: Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
This study aimed to find out the technological device using behaviors of the children and the attitudes of their families regarding this during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The study was a descriptive research composed of the mothers of 0- to 18-year-old children who were contacted through social media. Descriptive statistics of data were carried out with frequency and percentage distribution based on the demographic characteristics of the mothers. The mean age of the parents included in the study was found to be 35 ± 7 years; 89.1% were females and 31% were secondary school graduates.
Investigating the relationship between perceived romantic relationship quality in parents and psychological resilience levels of adolescent during COVID-19 pandemic process

Ömer Akgül; Enise Akgül; Ekmel Geçer (et al.)

Published: July 2022   Journal: Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Accumulated evidence shows that COVID-19 pandemic related challenges have severely affected the mental well-being of many people around the globe including adolescents. This study examined the relationship between romantic relationship quality in parents and psychological resilience levels in adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This cross-sectional online survey used self-reported measures of romantic relationship quality and resilience. Participants were 12.099 adults (99.2% female; mean age = 35.27±5.37)
Does educational stress mediate the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and academic life satisfaction in teenagers during the COVID‐19 pandemic?

Hatice Odacı; Feridun Kaya; Fatih Aydın

Published: June 2022   Journal: Psychology in the Schools
The present study aims to investigate the mediator role of educational stress in the relationship between intolerance to uncertainty and academic life satisfaction among teenagers. The sample consisted of 257 female and 202 male high school students with an average age of 16.03 (SD = 1.21) continuing their education in the spring semester of the 2020−2021 academic year in Turkey. The data were collected via an online survey.
The evaluation of physical activity levels and sleep quality of high school and university students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Merve Koca Kosova; Sercin Kosova

Published: June 2022   Journal: Journal of Turkish Sleep Medicine
There are major changes in the lifestyles of students with the limitations of the Coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic. This study aimed to determine the physical activity status and sleep quality of high school and university students during the pandemic and to compare the sleep quality findings according to their physical activity status. The data were collected electronically. The short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ short form) and the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scale were used. The Kruskal-Wallis test was used for the determination of the difference between the groups, which were separated according to IPAQ scores. The correlation between the metabolic equivalents (METs) obtained from the IPAQ score and PSQI score was evaluated using Spearman’s correlation analysis.
The effect of digital screen exposure and temperament on sleep problems in children during the COVID-19 pandemic: rural area in Turkey

Birsel Molu; Melike Taşdelen Baş; Funda Özpulat

Published: June 2022   Journal: Journal of Turkish Sleep Medicine
More and more children experience sleep problems, which are believed to be exacerbated by the Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and digital screen exposure. This descriptive and cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between sleep problems and digital screen exposure and temperament in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample consisted of 122 parents of children aged 3-6 years. Data were collected using a descriptive characteristics questionnaire, the children’s sleep habits questionnaire, and the short temperament scale for children.
Investigation of the relationship between family relationships and self-regulation skills of adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic: an analytical cross-sectional research

Selvinaz Sacan; Sevinç Zeynep Kavruk

Published: June 2022   Journal: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Health Sciences
Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)] pandemic, which surrounded the world, affected all individuals, especially families and children. In this study, it is aimed to examine the relationship between 'adolescents' family relationships and self-regulation skills during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. This analytical-cross-sectional study was conducted with 294 adolescents aged 13-18 years who were reached via social Networks between June 20 and September 20, 2020. In data collection, the Youth Information Form, Family Assessment Scale, and Self-regulation Scale created by the researchers were used.
Applicability of the guide for monitoring child development as a telehealth delivered intervention during the pandemic

Ezgi Ozalp Akin; Aysen Akbas; Sidika Canan Atasoy (et al.)

Published: June 2022   Journal: Frontiers in Pediatrics

Early intervention delivered through telehealth is critically needed during crises, particularly for children in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We aimed to determine the applicability of the international Guide for Monitoring Child Development (GMCD) intervention delivered through telehealth during the COVID-19 lockdown in Turkey. Using a mixed-methods longitudinal design, this research recruited children with developmental difficulties aged 0–42 months with an appointment during the first lockdown at Ankara University Developmental Pediatrics Division and seen face-to-face only once before. Developmental pediatricians applied the GMCD intervention during a single telephone call. As a novel intervention component, caregivers were asked to record and send back videos of the child's development when there were doubts about the child's functioning. Caregivers were called 1 year later by blinded independent researchers and a semi-structured interview on applicability was conducted. Applicability of the caregiver recorded video component of the intervention was assessed by a blinded observer using the GMCD Video Observation Tool.

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