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Attitude and Behavior of Nonmedical Students towards Transmission and Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Rafsanjan
S.Maryam Lotfipour, Ali Ravari , Jafar Akbarinasab
, dr.ravari@rums.ac.ir
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Background : To prevent AIDS it is required to create essential changes in attitudes and behaviors of the society. This work was conducted to evaluate attitude and behavior of nonmedical students towards transmission and prevention ways of AIDS.
Materials and Methods : This work was conducted based on stratified random sampling on 384 numbers of nonmedical students. Research instrument was a three-part questionnaire designed by the author.
Results : Findings indicated that 19.8% and 80.2% of the students have negative and positive attitudes toward AIDS, respectively. Besides, 47.4% of them had a relatively risky behavior whereas 52.6% of them had a secure behavior.
Conclusion : Efficient programs about changing the attitude and prevention of risky behaviors seem to be necessary.
Keywords: AIDS, Attitude, Behavior
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Health Education
* Corresponding Author Address: Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Environment Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
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Lotfipour S, Ravari A, Akbarinasab J. Attitude and Behavior of Nonmedical Students towards Transmission and Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Rafsanjan. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (5) :83-85
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