Home    eJManager.com Add Your Journal   |    Follow on Twitter   |    Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research

TAF Prev Med Bull. 2004; 3(6): 111-118


KNOWLEDGE LEVEL AND ATTITUDE OF HEALTH NON-COMMISIONED OFFICER STUDENTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS

Selim KILIÇ*, Cengiz Han AÇIKEL, Tayfun KIR, Recai OĞUR, Muharrem UÇAR.

Abstract
There is no absolute treatment of HIV/AIDS, therefore preventive measures have great importance on the control of the disease. There are many studies in which the knowledge deficiency of health personnel about HIV/AIDS and their negative attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients were reported. This descriptive study was realized among health noncommisioned officer students in February 2004. Data were collected using questionnaires, designed by researchers. All participants were male. Mean age of those was 18.3+1.1. It was striking that only 39.2% of students know that hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease and knowledge deficiency about some transmision routes of the disease has been found among students. The students reported that school education is the primary soure of information of the disease. Newspapers and televison have been found as major information sources as reported in many studies conducted among adeloscents. As we considered the knowledge level and attitudes of students about HIV/AIDS, careful asssesment of the content and the duration of lectures in the curriculum on sexually transmitted disease and the emphasizing the importance of the subject to every health personnel at every occations would be beneficial.

Key words: HIV, AIDS, knowledge level, attitude, health noncommissioned officer students



Share this Article




ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Article Tools
Job Opportunities/Service Offers
eJManager OJMS
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Service of eJManager LLC Publishing for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons