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seyedfazelpour F, hasavari F, sedghi sabet M. Survey the level of knowledge of female teachers employed in governmental high ‎schools in Some-E- Sara on AIDS in ‎‏2004‏. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (2) :27-32
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Survey the level of knowledge of female teachers employed in governmental high schools in Some-E- Sara on AIDS in 2004

By: Seyed Fazelpour. S.F, Hasavary. F, Sedghi Sabet. M


Introduction: AIDS is a major problem in human society and it is a barrier to economical, social and cultural development. The number of AIDS patients had reached its highest in 2005 which was 40300000 cases. According to official reports in Iran, up to March, 2005, there were 10700 cases of AIDS. Based on present statistics, this disease is more prevalent in young and in women aging 15-24, it is 20 percent but in men, it is13.5 percent. This indicates the need to educate students in regard to prevention of AIDS especially girls. In this case, the best places to educate are schools and teachers are the best educators.

Objective: The main goal of this study was to determine the level of knowledge of female teachers employed in governmental high schools in Some -E-Sara on AIDS.

Methods: In this descriptive cross - sectional study, a two part questionnaire on AIDS disease and its prevention was used for data collection. The questionnaire was given to all 110 employed female teachers and data was analyzed by SPSS.

Results: 58.2% of samples were in 26-35 age range, 59.1% had work experience between 5-15 years and 45.5% had poor knowledge. There was a significant relation between age, work experience, source of information and knowledge.

Conclusion: In attention to findings, it is suggested to plan proper programs, workshops with cooperation of related institutes and also broadcasting simple and interesting TV programs at proper time to improve teachers’ knowledge so they would be more capable of teaching the young.

Key words: AIDS, Knowledge, Teachers, Nature and prevention of disease.

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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