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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge and Attitude among Dental students of Udaipur, India towards HIV/AIDS

Manish Jain, Suhas Kulkarni, Rushabh J Dagli, Santhosh Kumar, Anmol Mathur, D Prabu

Citation Information : Jain M, Kulkarni S, Dagli RJ, Kumar S, Mathur A, Prabu D. Knowledge and Attitude among Dental students of Udaipur, India towards HIV/AIDS. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2008; 2 (2):30-35.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-2-2-30

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Published Online: 01-01-2013

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Abstract

Aims & Objective

The aim of the present study was to assess current status of knowledge and attitude among the dental students of Udaipur, India towards HIV/AIDS.

Material and Methods

A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 282 dental students of Darshan Dental College. The interview questionnaire comprised of 27close ended questions. One way ANOVA was applied by using SPSS (11.0) to compare mean level of knowledge and attitude towards HIV/AIDS.

Results

Shows dental students have satisfactory knowledge, but certain misconception was prevalent. It also shows that around 30.20% of the dental students held an over all negative attitude. Mean level of knowledge and attitude towards HIV/AIDS had a statistically significant difference in results among sex and academic periods.

Conclusion

Over all knowledge and attitude among dental students was found to be satisfactory. Most of the Dental Students, near about 69.80% have a positive attitude regarding HIV/AIDS education.


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