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Zarabadipour M, Borhan-Mojabi K, Saboor Bagherzade B, Mozafari F. Knowledge and attitude toward AIDS among people admitted to the Qazvin faculty of Dentistry (2014). J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2018; 22 (1) :87-91
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2198-en.html
Dental Caries Prevention Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , mahdieh.zarabadi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1106 Views)
Background: AIDS is as a global fatal disease and the only way to combat the disease is education and knowledge about the methods of transmission and prevent of the disease.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of people admitted to the Qazvin faculty of Dentistry toward AIDS.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2013-2014 using a standard questionnaire between 270 people admitted to the Qazvin faculty of Dentistry.
Findings: According to data analysis, 150 subjects (55.6%) had a poor knowledge about the disease and with increasing the age, knowledge was lower. The attitude of 153 subjects (56.7%) was moderate. All the participants were married and had 20 years old at least.
Conclusion: This study indicated that the knowledge and attitude of people admitted to the Qazvin faculty of dentistry was inappropriate and there was a necessity to promote absolute knowledge and good attitude about AIDS.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, AIDS
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Type of Study: Short communication | Subject: dentisry

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