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The Effect of Coronavirus Anxiety and Intolerance of Uncertainty on Cyberchondria During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Türkiye


Department of Nursing, Necmettin ErbakanUniversity Faculty of Nursing, Konya, Türkiye


Department of Nursing, European University of Lefke School of Nursing, Lefke, Cyprus


Hacı Hulusi Yahyagil Anatolian Imam Hatip High School, Elazığ, Türkiye

Arch Health Sci Res 2023; 10: 155-159
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2023.22172
Read: 181 Downloads: 114 Published: 17 October 2023

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the e!ects of coronavirus anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty on cyberchondria in individuals’ during conditions of global pandemic.

Methods: The cross-sectional study was performed on individuals living in Turkey. Data were collected online by the snowball sampling method, and 402 people were included in the research. The data in the study were obtained using an introductory information form and three scales—the Cyberchondria Severity Scale, Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, and Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data.

Results: A positive correlation was found between coronavirus anxiety, cyberchondria severity (r=0.308) (P < .01), and intolerance to uncertainty (r=0.184) (P < .01). Similarly, it was determined that there is a positive relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and cyberchondria (r=0.289) (P < .01). It was determined that the level of coronavirus anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty a!ected the cyberchondria severity score and explained 14.6% of the total variance.

Conclusion: As a result of the study, it was revealed that the coronavirus anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty were a!ected by cyberchondria severity. It is believed that sharing accurate, nonmisleading information in online environments and supporting individuals mentally in preventing risk factors for cyberchondria during an epidemic period will help to overcome the uncertainty experienced.

Cite this article as: Aydin A, Kargin M, Çalışkan E. The e!ect of cyberchondria coronavirus anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty oncyberchondria during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Türkiye. Arch Health Sci Res. 2023;10(3):155-159.

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