Digital health literacy and quality of life association with perceptions about the disease COVID-19 in public health services
Ioannis Pantelis Adamopoulos 1 2 3 * , Antonis Nikolaos Bardavouras 4 5
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1 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Public Health Inspection, West Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE2 Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS3 Research Center of Excellence in Risk & Decision Sciences CERIDES, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS4 Hippocrates General Hospital Athens, Athens, GREECE5 Hellenic Open University, Patra, GREECE* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background: Digital health literacy and quality of life association with perceptions about the disease COVID-19 in public health services may have been little studied to date to examine socio-demographic parameters.
Materials & methods: This research was conducted using self-report about digital health literacy, and quality of life questionnaires to participants attending in the Hippocrates Hospital Athens Greece (n=167). Initially, participants were asked to answer questions regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The data of the study were analyzed using SPSS 26 IBM.
Results: Study’s findings from has to do with the role of age. People who are younger in age seem to be more likely to think that quality of life is just a flu-like illness and generally harmless. In addition, the stronger the perceived impact of the pandemic, the higher the digital health literacy of the participants.
Conclusions: The findings of this study regarding the relationship between socio-demographic variables and the examined parameters are in line with previous literature. Moreover, this study highlights the central role of digital health literacy in relation to the perception of the severity of the situation during quality of life associated with pandemic.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2024, Volume 8, Issue 1, Article No: em0153

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/14150

Publication date: 25 Jan 2024

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