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RMJ. 2021; 46(0): 770-775

Influence of media on the value of life among COVID-19 survivors: A case study of Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Araz Ramazan Ahmad, Muhammad Saud, Ayoob Kareem Saeed.

Objective: To determine the influence of media on the value of life among COVID-19 survivors.
Methodology: In this study, mixed method was used and informal interviews and survey (semi-structured) were conducted with 30 survivors of COVID-19 from The Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The researchers relied on snowball sampling as we could not obtain the list of COVID-19 survivors by health organizations and hospitals. A descriptive content analysis method was used to analyze data which was codded in SPSS 25.
Results: The majority (80.0%) of the respondents showed a positive response that they were affected by the COVID-19 and are survivors, some of them added that to some extent (13.3%) I am affected by it. The attention on the positive thinking about life and showing the relevant activities added were 2.930.25.
Conclusion: The outcome of the study illustrated the perspective of the mass media's point of view, in paying attention to the health aspects of the media. Furthermore, media is providing regular updates on COVID 19 and health education on the pandemic.

Key words: Covid 19, media for health education, informatics health.

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