Examination on Insomnia Levels and Health Anxiety of Healthcare Technician Students during Covid-19 Pandemic Period


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Gültekin T.

Elixir Nursing, vol.170, no. 9, pp.56438-56442, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 170 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Elixir Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56438-56442
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Sleep in all periods is a biological need for all living things. This study was planned to examine the insomnia levels and health anxiety of the students during the Covid-19 pandemic period. The research is a descriptive study. The universe of the study consisted of 800 students studying at Dokuz Eylül University Vocational School of Health Services in the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. When evaluating the study data, descriptive findings were expressed as percentage, mean, standard deviation and median. 67.0% of the students are between the ages of 18-20, 28.1% are between the ages of 21- 23 and 4.9% are between the ages of 24 and above. The 73.6% of the students are females and 26.4% are males. While total insomnia mean score of the students is 15.0 ± 5.4, the mean score for health anxiety is 19.6 ± 11.2.A moderate, positive, statistically significant difference was found between the insomnia level of the students and their health anxiety (r=.570; p=.000<.001). As a result, it has been determined that the health technician students have experienced moderate insomnia and high levels of anxiety during the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition, there is a significant relationship between insomnia and health anxiety. It has been found that as the level of insomnia increases, health anxiety also increases.