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The Journal of Community Health Management


DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS REGARDING PREVENTION OF HIV/AIDS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS OF VADODARA


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Author Details: Jaimini Patel, Ruhi Varghese

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 111

Article End Page : 119


Abstract

Introduction: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an on major health problem worldwide. The numbers of infected people are on an increase. Knowledge and attitude toward prevention of the disease is necessary among higher secondary student. This study is aimed at assessing the knowledge and attitude about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS among higher secondary studying in selected school of Vadodara district and correlation between knowledge and attitude.
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS among higher secondary students. To find out co-relation between knowledge and attitude of higher secondary student regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS. To find association between the knowledge and attitude level of higher secondary students and selected demographic variables.
Method: Non experimental research was conducted among higher secondary student aged 15-19 years studying in a 12th stander student. Data were collected using a semi structured questionnaire and checklist developed with the help of existing literature, from 60 participants (students).
Results: To assess the knowledge score of higher secondary students was 83.3% showed that had average knowledge and attitude scale of higher secondary students was 90% showed that had favorable attitude. The knowledge and attitude co-relation between negative co-relation.
Chi-square was used to determine the association between the knowledge score and selected demographic variables and attitude scale and selected demographic variables. It is found that from the all variable significantly not associated with knowledge of higher secondary students so (H01) accepted and all demographic variables significantly not associated with attitude scale of higher secondary students so (H02) accepted. There were several misconceptions about the modes of transmission of the HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Conclusion: The research approach adopted in the present study is an evaluative research approach with a view to measure the knowledge and attitude on prevention of HIV/AIDS in higher secondary students. The knowledge and attitude scores The data were interpreted by suitable and appropriate statistical method.

Key words:
Knowledge, attitude, prevention of HIV/AIDS, higher secondary students.