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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE   JANUARY 2010 , Volume 14 , Number 47; Page(s) 55 To 59.
 
Paper: 

THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIV/AIDS AMONG NURSES AFTER 20YEARS HIV'S EPIDEMIC

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADNEJAD S.*, JAFARI S., HADIZADE R., EHSANI S.R., DELJO R.
 
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Abstract: 
Background and objective: AIDS epidemic is in its third decade that is one of the most important causes of illness and death worldwide. This study aimed to assess knowledge in nurses about HIV1AIDS among nurses.
Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectiona1, questionnaire base study that was Perform ad among 196 nurses in Imam Khomini Hospital Teharan, Iran. The nurses responded to an Anonymously Self-Administered questionaries’ that consisted of 2 part of demographic and knowledge questions. The data obtained was analyzed with SPSS software, version 16.
Result: 196 nurses age 36/63
±0/5 took part in the study. the total knowledge level of 66/73% of nurses was good and 38/26% of then was moderate. There wasn't significant different between age, sex and employment year and knowledge level also was significant different among nursing that cared to HIV/AIDS disease.
Journal, texts and reeducationa1programs were the main information sources in nurses and 33/16% of respondents had previously cared for patients with AIDS. Many think AIDS to be a disease that there is no treatment (83/67%) and vaccine is for prevented (14/28%) Conclusion: Although the majority exhibited adequate knowledge of basic hiv/aids but there is a need for accelerated HIV1AIDS training of nurses by moderat knowledge.
 
Keyword(s): NURSES, HIV/AIDS, KNOWLEDGE
 
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