School Children's Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding STIs/HIV; A Comparative Descriptive Study in Rural and Urban Settings in Sri Lanka

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Title

School Children's Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding STIs/HIV; A Comparative Descriptive Study in Rural and Urban Settings in Sri Lanka

Description

Using quantitative approach, a descriptive comparative study was conducted to assess and compare the adolescent school children's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding STIs/HIV in rural and urban settings in Sri Lanka participating 294 students. The study tool was self administered questionnaire. This study identified the lacuna in the STIs/HIV knowledge, attitudes and beliefs among adolescent students in both settings. More than half (74.5%) of the students had not heard about STIs but all students had heard about HIV/AIDS in both settings. Most of the students responded correctly identifying unprotected sex, blood transfusion and injecting illegal drugs as modes of transmission of HIV. Half of the students in both settings did not know that the use of condom is the main safe method for prevention and control of STIs/HIV. Most of students in both settings agreed with the attitudes that "people with AIDS should be support helped and treated.

Creator

A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi, Sumeda S. Subasingha, Devika P. Chandrasekara, Menaka S. Jayakotana

Source

Scirj Volume II, Issue VII, July 2014 Edition

Publisher

Scientific Research Journal (Scirj)
ISSN: 2201-2796

Date

26 Aug 2014

Identifier

http://www.scirj.org/jul-2014-paper.php?rp=P0714155

Citation

A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi, Sumeda S. Subasingha, Devika P. Chandrasekara, Menaka S. Jayakotana , “School Children's Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding STIs/HIV; A Comparative Descriptive Study in Rural and Urban Settings in Sri Lanka ,” Scientific Research Journal -> Research Library, accessed February 25, 2018, http://www.scirj.org/rp/items/show/91.

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