Volume 20, Issue 117 (3-2014)                   RJMS 2014, 20(117): 76-84 | Back to browse issues page


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Ashrafinia F, Janani L, Khajeh Kazemi R, Dastoorpour M. The Relationship between fear of AIDS with childbearing age women knowledge and attitude toward AIDS. RJMS. 2014; 20 (117) :76-84
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2974-en.html

Student in Epidemiology Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2710 Views)

  Background: Knowledge, attitudes and beliefes of every ethnicity in health promotion and disease prevention is effective. Based on various studies, the fear may be effective in the change of behavior. It seems, fear of AIDS according to the knowledge and attitude is effective in preventing HIV infection. So the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fear of AIDS, knowledge and attitudes towards AIDS in women of childbearing age.

  Methods : This cross- sectional study was conducted on 260 women of childbearing age and Subjects were selected with Convenience Sampling within 6 months to Besat Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Data were collected using a demographic information check list and two questionnaires to assess knowledge, attitudes and fear of aids through several interview and its validity and reliability was confirmed in this study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistic such as mean, standard deviation, also with chi square test and pearson’s coefficient.

  Result: findings of the study indicated that most women have moderate awareness (55.2%), positive attitudes (95/8 %) and moderate intensity of fear of AIDS (57.5%). Between Knowledge, attitudes and level of education was not any statistical significance but in women’s employment status with the fear of exposure to HIV infection, a significant correlation was observed.

  Conclusions: Since the study was first conducted among the following vulnerable groups of people, the results provided useful information on Fear of AIDS in this group and also it suggests that it may necessarily need more extensive research on the subject for a closer look at the relationship between awareness, attitudes correction and subsequently the change in their behavior in order to provid AIDS prevention.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biostatistics

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