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A study on knowledge and attitude toward AIDS in undergraduates for the health-related department and the health-unrelated department

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2011, 11(2), pp.213-222
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Lee Mi Ra 1

1주성대학

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to arrange basic data necessary for education of AIDS and to prevent AIDS on undergraduates’knowledge or attitude toward AIDS. Methods : A self-administered questionnaire survey was used among 350 undergraduates in some of Jeonbuk and Gyeongnam area from September 9, 2009 to December 10, 2009 and then obtained the following results. Results : 1. Information route on AIDS was indicated to be higher in order of school education with 37.1% and TV & newspaper with 31.5% as for the health-related department. The health-unrelated department was indicated to be the highest in TV & newspaper with 67 people(43.8%), and had statistically significant difference(p<0.01). 2. The whole knowledge score on AIDS was indicated to be 12.72±2.67 for the health-related department, resulting having been higher than the health-unrelated department with 11.84±3.30. There was significant difference(p <0.01). The attitude score on AIDS was indicated to be 4.85±1.67 for the health-related department, resulting having been higher than the health-unrelated department with 4.38±1.58. There was significant difference(p <0.01). 3. Knowledge and attitude toward general AIDS stood at r=.112(p<0.05), thereby having had positive correlation. Knowledge and attitude toward AIDS infection stood at r=-.220(p<0.01), thereby having had negative correlation. Relationship between the whole knowledge and attitude toward AIDS stood at r=-.105(p<0.05),thereby having had negative correlation. Conclusions : AIDS is exponentially increasing in the whole world and is getting more serious. Even in our country,it is the tendency that the infected are gradually increasing. Health care of AIDS, which is impossible to be fully recovered and has no vaccine, is preferential to prevent infection. A continuous and efficient preventive education program is thought to be necessary for straightening wrong knowledge and prejudice on this by grasping right knowledge and attitude toward AIDS.

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