The mediating effect of Covid-19 risk perception on the correlation between levels of mindfulness and preventive health behavior in nursing students

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KARADAŞ C., Topal C. A., Ozbay S. Ç., Kanbay Y., Ay A.

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, vol.41, pp.62-67, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apnu.2022.07.019
  • Journal Name: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-67
  • Keywords: COVID-19 risk perception, Preventive health behavior, Mindfulness, Nursing students
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier Inc.Objective: This study aimed to investigate nursing students' levels of mindfulness and its effect on developing preventive health behaviors, and to examine the mediating role of COVID-19 risk perception on this effect. Design and measures: This study used a descriptive and correlational study design. Results: The level of mindfulness, accompanied by COVID-19 risk perception caused a.104-unit increase in developing preventive health behavior. Conclusions: The findings revealed that the indirect effect of the level of mindfulness on developing preventive health behavior was at a significant level; therefore, it is concluded that COVID-19 risk perception mediates the correlation between level of mindfulness. Practice implications: The present study is important to investigate nursing students' levels of mindfulness and the effect of these on developing preventive health behaviors.