Preventive Health Behaviors among Faculty of Nursing Students Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019

Document Type : Original Article


1 Demonstrator at Medical surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University.

2 Professor of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University.

3 Assist. Prof. of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University


Background: Nursing students are the future of health care providers, their quality of
training and teaching will definitely affect the outcomes of their clinical services provided to
patients, so their knowledge, attitude and health preventive behaviors will definitely affect
the prevention of COVID19. Aim of the study: to assess the preventive health behaviors
among faculty of nursing students regarding COVID19. Research design: A descriptive
exploratory research design was utilized. Setting: The study was conducted in seven
different scientific department of faculty of nursing affiliated to Ain Shams University.
Study subjects: A stratified sample of all faculty (360) nursing students of different
specialties during academic year 2020-2021. Data collection tools: Nursing Students self-
administered questionnaire which composed of (demographic characteristics and nursing
Students knowledge regarding COVID19), COVID19 preventive health behaviors scale Tool
&Attitude scale regarding corona virus. Results: 47.8% of the studied students had average
level of total knowledge about the COVID19. 50.5% of the studied students had average
performance of total preventive health behaviors regarding COVID19,55% of the studied
students had positive attitude regarding COVID19. Conclusion: there was highly significant
positive correlation between students' knowledge, preventive health behaviors and their
attitude regarding COVID19.Recommendation: Preventive health behavior courses should
be included in the curriculum of all departments at faculty, educational programs and
workshops about the preventive health behavior about COVID-19 for faculty students at
certain intervals, the study should be replicated on different universities in order to
generalize the results.