Health Literacy of COVID-19 and Compliance with Precautionary Measures: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adolescents and Young Adults in Ireland

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dc.contributor.authorNearchou, Finiki-
dc.contributor.authorFlinn, Clodagh-
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Aine-
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Eilis-
dc.contributor.authorKerin, Lorna-
dc.contributor.authorLinehan, Christine-
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T13:39:02Z-
dc.date.available2022-07-12T13:39:02Z-
dc.date.copyright2022 The Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2022-05-11-
dc.identifier.citationYouthen_US
dc.identifier.issn2673-995X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/13001-
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with an ‘infodemic’, and young people have reported difficulties dealing with COVID-19-related information. The present cross-sectional study aimed to explore health knowledge related to COVID-19 and accessing relevant information as aspects of health literacy in a cohort of adolescents and young adults residing in Ireland. It also aimed to explore COVID-19-related concerns and levels of compliance with precautionary measures. Data were collected from young people (n = 1009) aged 12–25 years old through an online anonymous survey. Our findings highlight that young people possessed sufficient knowledge about COVID-19 transmission routes and adhered to most precautionary measures. Young people believed that they were moderately likely to contract COVID-19 and highly likely to survive COVID-19 should they get infected. However, these patterns seemed to differ between adolescents and young adults as well as between participants living with and without a chronic health condition (CHC). These findings have implications that can inform knowledge on youth health literacy and health-related attitudes that go beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Contextual factors such as country context, age group, gender, and the absence or presence of a CHC are important characteristics to consider when designing public health awareness campaigns targeting a global health crisis.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.subjectHealth literacyen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectYoung adultsen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectWorryen_US
dc.subjectComplianceen_US
dc.subjectPrecautionary measuresen_US
dc.subjectHealth informationen_US
dc.subjectBeliefsen_US
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_US
dc.titleHealth Literacy of COVID-19 and Compliance with Precautionary Measures: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adolescents and Young Adults in Irelanden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherfoiniki.nearchou@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume2en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage165en_US
dc.identifier.endpage180en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/youth2020013-
dc.neeo.contributorNearchou|Finiki|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFlinn|Clodagh|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFrench|Aine|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorHennessy|Eilis|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKerin|Lorna|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorLinehan|Christine|aut|-
dc.description.othersponsorshipDún-Laoghaire Rathdown Children and Young People’s Services Committeesen_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipHealthy Ireland Funden_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipDepartment of Healthen_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipDepartment of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youthen_US
dc.date.updated2022-06-06T18:57:32Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/en_US
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