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rahmatinajar klaie F. Tehran University students' knowledge about sexually transmitted disease. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :9-14
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Tehran University students' knowledge about sexually transmitted disease

By: Rahmati Najarkolaei, F


Introduction: Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomonias are the most common infection disease in the world. Since young adults are at substantial risk for contracting STD and previous studies have shown youth poor knowledge level.

Aim: The objective of this study is to determine the knowledge level about STD among Tehran University students.

Material and methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study which was conducted in 181 first-year nonmedical university students at Tehran University, Iran. Samples were chosen by using random systematic sampling method and data were collected by the self-administrate questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software and using chi square test.

Results: Findings showed that 57.1% had low STD knowledge and 42.9% had moderate STD knowledge. Knowledge of boys was higher than girls (p<0.0001).

Conclusion: According to the mentioned low level of knowledge of the university students about STD and also its increased prevalence, it is suggested to teach sexual health to students by their own participation and favorite educational methods.

Keywords: Knowledge, Tehran university students, sexually transmitted disease

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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