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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Nursing Students
Abstract: Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of structured education on knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS among nursing students. Participants and setting A pre - experimental one group pretest - posttest design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted in Chandana School of nursing, suryapet, Telugana, India. The investigator selected 60 nursing students who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Intervention Data was collected regarding demographic variable, knowledge and attitude of the nursing students on HIV/AIDS. The investigator assessed the level of knowledge and attitude of the nursing students by using structured questionnaire and modified three point Likert Scale and by using checklist through one to one teaching by lecture, demonstration, video clippings and verbalization. Structured teaching programme was conducted on the same day on group wise each group consists of 30members. Data collection was done in Telugu and English the questionnaire was distributed to each first year nursing students. At the end of the teaching the doubts were cleared. Then 10 minutes was allotted for discussion. Measurement and findings The analysis finding indicates clearly that 95 % of students had adequate knowledge and 88.33 % of them had good attitude regarding HIV/AIDS. A well planned structured teaching programme given to the group. The effectiveness of programme showed high level of significant at p<0.001 level. It showed that structured teaching programme was an effective method to improve the knowledge and attitude there by the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Conclusion The study concluded that nursing student-s knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS was adequate. Thus structured education helps to enhance the knowledge. There is clear evidence that the majority of participants were very knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS.
Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immune deficiency syndrome HIV/AIDS, infection, nursing students
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 578 - 580