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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

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3c. National government officials

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

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3e. News (print or online news)

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3f. Radio, Podcast

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3g. Facebook

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3h. Instagram, Snapchat

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3i. Twitter

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

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

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

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

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4f. Print or online news

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4g. TV or radio

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

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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

Life Stage

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
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