Article : Study To Assess The Knowledge On Role Of Youth In Prevention And Control Of HIV/AIDS Among Students In Index Medical College, Indore, India

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Study To Assess The Knowledge On Role Of Youth In Prevention And Control Of HIV/AIDS Among Students In Index Medical College, Indore, India

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Jinu K Rajan

AIDS is the single largest infectious killer disease and fourth leading cause for death. There is substantial evidence that it is a pandemic disease in Worldwide, thus posing a serious threat to be met and challenging disease of health in 21st century. AIDS can be called our modern pandemic affecting both industrialized and developing countries. A descriptive cross sectional survey was undertaken to assess the Knowledge on role of youth in prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and to compare the knowledge scores with their demographic variables of the students. Hundred students were selected by convenient sampling technique and data were collected by using close ended questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of percentage, mean, SD and chi-square. The overall mean knowledge score was 13.65 ± 1.88 which is 75.8% of the maximum score reveals good knowledge. Further area wise knowledge scores shows that highest mean score (2.30 ± 0.64) which is 76.6% of the total score was for secondary prevention and mean score of 7.21 ± 1.42 which is 72.1% of the total score was for primary prevention revealing good knowledge. The lowest mean score (1.17 ± 0.76) which is 58.5% of the total score was for tertiary prevention, it reveals average knowledge. Significant association was found between knowledge scores (P< 0.05) in relation to the sex and previous source of information, not significant association was found between knowledge scores (P> 0.05) in relation to education, religion and residential area.                     

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