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rahmatinajar klaie F. Tehran University students' knowledge about sexually transmitted disease. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :9-14
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-254-en.html
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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.‎

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

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