Swamy PGN, Ruhi Varghese, Patel Purvikumari D.
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Mr. Swamy PGN1 , Mrs. Ruhi Varghese2, Patel Purvikumari D.3
1Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Community Health Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Piparia, Vadodara (Gujarat)
2Assistant professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Piparia, Vadodara (Gujarat)
3Final year M.SC Nursing Student, Department of Community Health Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Piparia, Vadodara (Gujarat)
Volume - 5,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2017
Little is known about the knowledge and attitude of higher secondary adolescent students in India. This study assessed the knowledge and attitude related to AIDS among higher secondary school students; it also explore variables associated about AIDS and its prevention aspects among higher secondary school students in India. Objectives: To investigate the knowledge and attitude of higher secondary school students concerning AIDS and its prevention. Assessing the need for inclusion of their reproductive health education in school curriculum. The research approach was evaluative approach. This study was done with 150 higher secondary school students in Shree Ambe Vidhyalaya, Waghodia road, Vadodara of AIDS and its prevention. Data was collected by using self administered knowledge and Attitude scale using non probability purposive sampling technique. Data was analyzed by the descriptive (Mean, percentage, frequency and standard deviation) and inferential (chi square. and “t” test). The results shows that Almost all students had defective knowledge of the AIDS. They were aware and afraid of the disease as being deadly but not sure of the cause, nature, agent – host, route of transmission and prevention. In this over all study, found out that 64% of adolescent students have the adequate knowledge regarding AIDS and its prevention.36% of adolescent students have good knowledge regarding AIDS and its prevention. in the attitude aspects 100% of adolescent students have positive attitude regarding AIDS and its prevention. conclusion: There is need to provide adolescent students with correct, detailed and broad information on reproductive health as part of the school curriculum to help them adequate knowledge and develop appropriate attitude towards AIDS and its prevention.
Cite this article:
Swamy PGN, Ruhi Varghese, Patel Purvikumari D.. Effectiveness of STP on Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Students Regarding AIDS and its Prevention. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(4): 293-298. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00063.4