The Knowledge & Attitude on Tuberculosis for the Nursing Students in Daejeon, South Korea and Yanbien, China

한국과 중국 일 도시 간호 대학생의 결핵에 대한 지식과 태도

  • Received : 2015.09.23
  • Accepted : 2015.10.26
  • Published : 2015.11.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the knowledge and attitude on tuberculosis for the nursing students in Daejeon, South Korea and Yanbien, China. A descriptive study was conducted. Data were collected from April to July of 2015 in each college and a total of 175 students assigned to 107 in Daejeon and 68 in Yanbien participated in the study. The data were analyzed by using the SPSS 21.0. There was no significant difference in knowledge and attitude on tuberculosis between the two groups. According to the results, in both groups, the mean score of knowledge and attitude was very low. In both groups, the correlation among knowledge, attitude and educational experience about tuberculosis was positive. In Daejeon nursing students, the attitude and gender explained about 15.3% and in Yanbien students, the attitude, grade explained about 40.2% in knowledge on tuberculosis. In Daejeon nursing students, the knowledge, health interest and educational experience explained about 23.5% and in Yanbien students, the knowledge and health interest explained about 23.9% in attitude on tuberculosis. Based on these findings, education which can guide nursing students to have correct information and positive attitude should be designed to manage tuberculosis infection. Therefore, it would be utilized in tuberculosis management education effectively for them.




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