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Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   FALL 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 3; Page(s) 109 To 115.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF AIDS ON AWARENESS RATE AND ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS

 
 
Author(s):  MAHMOUDIFAR Y.*, KHAZRATEH ZIBA
 
* FACULTY OF NURSING, MAHABAD BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, MAHABAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Aims. AIDS prevalence is increasing in different societies and students are exposing to the danger of affiliated by AIDS, because of information lacking in this field. This study was performed on male students of Mahabad Islamic Azad University to evaluate the effect of AIDS training courses on awareness and attitude of them.
Methods. This is a semi-experimental before and after study. The sampling method was simple nonrandomized and available by which 200 male students were selected from different courses and levels of education. Data was collected by a questionnaire in two steps. SPSS 13 software, explanatory and understanding methods like T-test and correlation coefficient were used for analyzing data.
Results. 60% of students had received their knowledge about AIDS and its prevention ways from radio and television and 3% from family, friends and surrounding. Students awareness increased strikingly after educating about this disease and according to T-test results this difference was meaningful (p<0.001). Students' attitude in relation to AIDS before education was negative in 85% and positive in 15% of students that had been changed to 81% positive and 19% negative after education.
Conclusion: At the time being, mobilizing against developing AIDS is a necessity. Universities should be considered as the main centers in AIDS decreasing strategy and essential educations should be taught to students in all universities.
 
Keyword(s): EDUCATION, AIDS DISEASE, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, STUDENT
 
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