Volume 26, Number 1 (4-2016)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2016, 26(1): 10-20 | Back to browse issues page


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Alipour Z, Eskandari N, Mokhah S. Evaluation of Knowledge and attitude of non-medical students about AIDS. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2016; 26 (1) :10-20
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-621-en.html

, narges.eskandari@shmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Young people worldwide are considered as the major group at risk of AIDS. Education and prevention is the primary priority of health care for control of AIDS

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and attitude of students in Qom non-medical universities on AIDS

Methods: This study was conducted in 2012. This was a descriptive analytical study and samples included 588 students from non-medical universities in Qom city who were selected by convenient sampling method. The self-administrated questionnaire included a demographic questionnaire and Iranian- version of international questionnaire on AIDS. Data were analyzed using statistical tests including Kruscal - Wallis, Chi-square, t-test, ANOVA and Spearman correlations

Rیافته ها: نتایج نشان داد که سبک فرزندپروری مقتدرانه هم با نمره کل مشکلات رفتاری درونی سازی (003/RResults: Findings revealed that majority (76%) of subjects were female. 28.2% of samples received their knowledge about AIDS and its prevention ways from radio and television, 1.4% from friends and 2.6 from university sources. The mean scores of domains included transmission myths (28.34±4.73), attitudes or prejudices about AIDS patients (19.75±3.72), personal risk (10.19±2.28), facts on AIDS transmission (12±3.41) and total score (70.04±8.77). Study results indicated that girls had more knowledge and better attitude about people with HIV/ AIDS than boys (p<0.0001).

Conclusion: Although study findings indicated that students had almost high level of knowledge and attitude in relation to HIV/AIDS but this level of knowledge is not sufficient and students need developed educational programs

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/24 | Accepted: 2016/02/24 | Published: 2016/02/24

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