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Protocol - Media Use During COVID-19

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Description

This protocol uses four questions from the COVID-19 Experiences (COVEX) questionnaire Media Use module. The questions assess an individual’s sources of news and information for COVID-19 related information during the pandemic, and their mental health impact.

Specific Instructions

None

Protocol

1. What is the most common way you get news? [check all that apply]

1[ ]Print newspaper or magazines

2[ ]Radio

3[ ]TV (local, network, cable)

4[ ]Social media

5[ ]News website or app

6[ ]Family, friends, or neighbors

2. During the COVID-19 outbreak, on average, how much time per day did you spend getting information about COVID-19 or the impact it is having on the city, state, country?

1[ ]None

2[ ]< 1 hour

3[ ]1 hour - < 2 hours

4[ ]2 hours - <3 hours

5[ ]3 hours - <4 hours

6[ ]4 hours - <5 hours

7[ ]5 or more hours per day

3. Has your usage of the following sources of information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way?

Positive

Negative

Neutral

I dont use this source

3a. Friends, family or neighbors (on the phone or in person)

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3b. Local government officials

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3c. National government officials

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3d. National and International Health officials (e.g. CDC, WHO)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3e. News (print or online news)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3f. Radio, Podcast

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3g. Facebook

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3h. Instagram, Snapchat

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3i. Twitter

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

3j. Other Social Media (e.g. Tik Tok, Reddit)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4. How often do you use or rely on the following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak?

Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Always

4a. Friends, family or neighbors (not including Facebook or social media)

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4b. Providers (e.g., your Doctor, Pharmacist, etc.)

 [ ] 

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 [ ] 

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 [ ] 

4c. Local government officials (e.g., Governor, Mayor)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4d. Federal Government (e.g., President, White House Coronavirus Task Force)

 [ ] 

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 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4e. Medical/Health websites (e.g., CDC, WebMD)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4f. Print or online news

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

4g. TV or radio

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

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4h. Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok)

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

 [ ] 

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

Equipment Needs

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaire

Lifestage

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants

Not specified

Selection Rationale

PhenX used input from crowdsourcing to enable rapid response and release of COVID-19 related protocols in the Toolkit. 

Language

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) COVID-19 Media Use Questionnaire Assessment Text   7484956 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

COVID-19 Experiences (COVEX)

Source

Fisher, P.W., Desai, P., Klotz, J., Turner, J.B., Reyes-Portillo, J.A., Ghisolfi, I., Canino, G., and Duarte, C.S. (2020). COVID-19 Experiences (COVEX). Section 9: Media Use. Columbia University: Disaster Lit.

General References

Protocol ID

950101

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Friends_Family_Neighbors
PX950101040100 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Friends, family or neighbors (not including Facebook or social media) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Government_Federal
PX950101040400 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Federal Government (e.g., President, White House Coronavirus Task Force) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Government_Officials_Local
PX950101040300 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Local government officials (e.g., Governor, Mayor) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Health_Website
PX950101040500 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Medical/Health websites (e.g., CDC, WebMD) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_News
PX950101040600 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Print or online news show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Providers
PX950101040200 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Providers (e.g., your Doctor, Pharmacist, etc.) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Social_Media
PX950101040800 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Frequency_Sources_Information_Covid19_Tv_Radio
PX950101040700 How often do you use or rely on the more
following sources to get information about the COVID-19 outbreak? TV or radio show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Most_Common_Way_News
PX950101010000 What is the most common way you get news? more
[check all that apply] show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Time_Get_Information_Covid19_Impact
PX950101020000 During the COVID-19 outbreak, on average, more
how much time per day did you spend getting information about COVID-19 or the impact it is having on the city, state, country? show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Facebook
PX950101030700 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Facebook show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Friends_Family
PX950101030100 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Friends, family or neighbors (on the phone or in person) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Government_Local
PX950101030200 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Local government officials show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Government_National
PX950101030300 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? National government officials show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Instagram_Snapchat
PX950101030800 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Instagram, Snapchat show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_National_International_Officials
PX950101030400 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? National and International Health officials (e.g. CDC, WHO) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_News
PX950101030500 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? News (print or online news) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Other_Social_Media
PX950101031000 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Other Social Media (e.g. Tik Tok, Reddit) show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Radio_Podcast
PX950101030600 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Radio, Podcast show less
N/A
PX950101_Media_Covid19_Usage_Source_Information_Mental_Health_Twitter
PX950101030900 Has your usage of the following sources of more
information contributed to your mental health in a positive or negative way? Twitter show less
N/A
COVID-19 Research
Measure Name

Media Use During COVID-19

Release Date

October 30, 2020

Definition

Instrument used to assess sources of news and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Purpose

The purpose of this measure is to assess the frequency of exposure to COVID-19 related information through government outlets, news sources, and social media.

Keywords

COVID-19, Media, media use, media consumption, social media, news, radio, podcast, impact, health officials, CDC, WHO, providers, local government, federal government, sources of information, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Reddit, television, TV, coronavirus, COVID

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
950101 Media Use During COVID-19
Publications

There are no publications listed for this protocol.