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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 11,  2015, pp.255-265
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.11.255
 Title & Authors
Knowledge and Attitude toward HIV/AIDS among Professional Graduate Medical School Students
Seo, Myoung Hee; Jeong, Seok Hee; Shin, Ja Hyun; Lee, Myung In;
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 Abstract
This study was done to identify the levels of knowledge and attitude toward HIV/AIDS in professional graduate medical school students. A cross-sectional survey was used, and data were collected in 2014. Participants were 97 students in South Korea. Data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 19.0 program. The mean score for HIV/AIDS knowledge was 8.91 and attitude was 7.00 out of 15. The levels of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitude were not statistically significantly different according to participants' general characteristics. There was a statistically significant correlation between the levels of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitude. Medical students having a high HIV/AIDS knowledge level tended more towards a positive attitude. These findings can be used in developing effective education strategies for medical students and health care providers to increase knowledge and decrease negative attitude toward HIV/AIDS.
 Keywords
HIV;Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome;Knowledge;Attitude;Medical student;
 Language
Korean
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