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Knowledge, counseling and test acceptability regarding AIDS among secondary school students, Khartoum, Sudan

Knowledge, counseling and test acceptability regarding AIDS among secondary school students, Khartoum, Sudan

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Title: Knowledge, counseling and test acceptability regarding AIDS among secondary school students, Khartoum, Sudan
Author: Ibrahim, Ashraf A; Ali, Kamil M; Mohammed, Abdelbasit E; Elawad, Mohammed A
Abstract: An interventional study was implemented in Khartoum locality, Sudan on Knowledge, Counseling and test acceptability regarding AIDS among Secondary School Students. Three secondary schools for boys and three for girls were selected by simple random sampling as intervention schools. Also three schools for boys and three for girls were selected to be the comparison schools. The target students were 422 students from intervention school and 422 from comparison schools. A questionnaire designed by WHO was used to collect the data before and after intervention from intervention and comparison groups of students, but the health education intervention was directed to intervention schools only which lasted one academic year. The percentages of knowledge about AIDS (from 7.8% to 88.6%), its causative agent (from41.2% to 97.9%), modes of transmission and prevention methods (from 41.2% to 100.0%); among students have increased after health education intervention with statistical significant change. About 28.2% of the students in the intervention schools discussed frankly the topic of AIDS with their friends before the intervention and increased to 79.4% after the intervention (P. value= 0.000), while p value was 0.161 in comparison schools. In table 6 about 27.5% of the students in the intervention schools discussed frankly the topic of AIDS with their families before the intervention. This increased to 59.5% after the intervention (P. value = 0.000). Half (50.9%) of the students in the intervention schools accepted to do HIV test before the intervention. The acceptability became 88.9% after the intervention (P. value = 0.000). In comparison schools there were no significant changes in all studied variables. There was an effective role of health education in changing knowledge about AIDS.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26738


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