Official Title
The Role of Social Media as an Information Source in Covid19 Pandemic
Brief Summary

According to the data of February 2020, in Turkey with a population of 83.9 million, internet and social media usage percentage to population are 74% and 64% respectively. Although previous researches have investigated the effect of social media on different medical situations, there is no study focused role of social media on patients' behavior and information source during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the present study, it is aimed to reveal the impact of social media on patients' attitudes and information sources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detailed Description

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was first diagnosed in late December 2019 in Wuhan at China's Hubei province. After four months, coronavirus infection has spread to 6 continents and 185 countries, with a dramatic increase of almost 3 million people have been infected and more than 200,000 people died.JHM As a result of the pandemic, the closure of borders, social isolation, and the crushing of health systems under an excessive load, peoples search different ways to achieve proper information regarding protecting themselves from this disaster including government announcements, hospitals, private doctors, and social media.

According to the data of February 2020, in Turkey with a population of 83.9 million, internet and social media usage percentage to population are 74% and 64% respectively. Social media is the most frequently translated way of informing due to its quick, cheap, and easy access potential.

Although previous researches have investigated the effect of social media on different medical situations, there is no study focused role of social media on patients' behavior and information source during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the present study, it is aimed to reveal the impact of social media on patients' attitudes and information sources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enrolling by invitation
Social Media
Corona Virus Infection

Behavioral: survey
all people in the cohort
Cohort

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- older than 18 yo

- no diagnosis with any psychologic disease

- with literacy

Exclusion Criteria:

- younger than 18 yo

- inability to complete the form

- not giving consent to participate in the study

Eligibility Gender
All
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years
Countries
Turkey
Acibadem University
NCT Number
MeSH Terms
Coronavirus Infections
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Virus Diseases