Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of the Pre-university students on HIV/AIDS in selected colleges of Mangalore



Address:   Mrs. Shambhavi1, Mrs. Shanthi S.2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka. India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing , Mangalore, Karnataka. India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00059.4

ABSTRACT:
Background: The acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was epidemic in its third decade and has become a pandemic disease that threatens the world population. It affects all body systems as well as the mental health and social relationships of carriers and asymptomatic patients. Aim: To determine the knowledge and attitude of Pre-university students on HIV/AIDS. Methods: A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The study was conducted in the selected pre-university colleges in Mangalore. Population for this study constituted pre-university college students of Mangalore. The sample comprised of 200 students from selected pre-university colleges. Non-Probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the college students. Instruments used were demographic proforma, structured knowledge questionnaire and rating scale. Results: Majority (69%) of pre-university students had adequate knowledge on HIV/AIDS and 31% had inadequate knowledge on HIV/AIDS. Majority (68.5%) of pre-university students had favorable attitude on HIV/AIDS and (31.5%) had unfavorable attitude on HIV/AIDS. Conclusion: Information about behavior, attitude and knowledge through regular surveys is essential to better understand the dynamics of HIV epidemic.
KEYWORDS:
Assessment; HIV/AIDS; Knowledge; Attitude.
Cite:
Shambhavi, Shanthi S. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of the Pre-university students on HIV/AIDS in selected colleges of Mangalore. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2016; 4(3): 340-344.
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