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Iranian Association of Medical InformaticsFrontiers in Health Informatics2676-710411120220803The Impact of Internet Health Information on Adherence to COVID-19 Protocols38538510.30699/fhi.v11i1.385ENMahdieShojaeiBaghiniMedical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman,. mahdiehsh@gmail.comKambizBahaadinbeigyNiloofarFarsiReyhaneMalekmohammadi2022053120220711Introduction: The only way to limit the prevalence of COVID-19 is to adhere strictly to health protocol. In this regard, WHO has provided the information needed to prevent and deal with this disease on its website. To investigate the Impact of Internet Health Information on Adherence to COVID-19 Protocols, in Iran.Material and Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey and structural equation modeling which is done by students of at the Kerman University of Medical Science, Iran. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. SPSS 22.0, and SmartPLS 3software were used to analyze the data.Results: The present study investigated the impact of health information on the WHO website on adherence to COVID-19 protocols among the students of the Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The bootstrapping results indicate relationships between health information seeking constructs and information quality, satisfaction, and reputation. Regarding the other six hypotheses in the present study, it is predicted that they will be rejected in a larger sample.Conclusion: Online information is now available more easily, quickly, and at a lower cost compared to other sources, it should be constantly monitored and constantly improved in quality. Its usefulness, ease of use, accuracy, recency, and simplicity should be constantly investigated.

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