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dc.contributor.authorRosário, Rafaelapor
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Maria R. O.por
dc.contributor.authorAugusto, Cláudiapor
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Maria Josépor
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Silvanapor
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Ana Catarina Silva Pintopor
dc.contributor.authorFronteira, Inêspor
dc.contributor.authorRamos, Neidapor
dc.contributor.authorOkan, Orkanpor
dc.contributor.authorDadaczynski, Kevinpor
dc.identifier.citationRosário, R.; Martins, M.R.O.; Augusto, C.; Silva, M.J.; Martins, S.; Duarte, A.; Fronteira, I.; Ramos, N.; Okan, O.; Dadaczynski, K. Associations between COVID-19-Related Digital Health Literacy and Online Information-Seeking Behavior among Portuguese University Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8987. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17238987por
dc.descriptionThe following are available online at, Table S1: Associations between sources of information and DHL related with COVID-19.por
dc.description.abstractWe aim to evaluate the associations between digital health literacy (DHL) related to COVID-19 and online information-seeking behavior among university students. Methods: A total of 3.084 students (75.7% women), with an average age of 24.2 (SD = 7.5) participated in this cross-sectional study, most of whom (36.5%) were from social sciences and pursued a bachelor’s degree (50.7%). Data on COVID-19-related DHL and online information-seeking behavior were collected using an online questionnaire. Logistic regression models were performed. Results: As the pandemic progressed, participants showed a lower chance of achieving a sufficient DHL (OR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.6; 0.9). Using search engines more often (e.g., Google) (OR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.5; 0.9), Wikipedia (OR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.6; 0.9) and social media (e.g., Facebook) (OR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.6; 0.9) decreased the likelihood of achieving sufficient DHL related to COVID-19. More frequent use of websites of public bodies (OR = 1.7; 95% CI = 1.1; 2.5) increased the odds of reporting sufficient DHL. Conclusion: DHL is associated with university students’ online information-seeking behavior in the time of COVID-19. From a community and public health perspective, programs aiming at improving DHL should be highlighted.por
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research received no external funding.por
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)por
dc.subjectdigital health literacypor
dc.subjectuniversity studentspor
dc.subjectinformation-seeking behaviorpor
dc.titleAssociations between COVID-19-related digital health literacy and online information-seeking behavior among Portuguese university studentspor
dc.subject.fosCiências Médicas::Ciências da Saúdepor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthpor
dc.subject.odsSaúde de qualidadepor
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