Knowledge and Attitudes toward AIDS among Dental Hygiene Students in a College

일개 대학 치위생과 학생들의 후천성 면역결핍증에 대한 지식과 태도

  • Received : 2010.02.23
  • Accepted : 2010.05.13
  • Published : 2010.05.31


This study was conducted to investigate knowledge and attitudes about AIDS among dental hygiene students in a college. The study population surveyed by means of a self-administered questionnaire consisted 265 of them. The converted score of knowledge of AIDS among all respondents was $76.4({\pm}13.4)$ point if 100 point for all statements were correctly answered. More than half of them said they were afraid of getting AIDS. The majority of them had a reluctance toward HIV infected patients. Almost all said that they felt the fear of infection if they had to treat HIV infected people. In conclusion, dental hygiene students should be educated more about AIDS.


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