This study was undertaken to clarify the beliefs and attitudes of Japanese businesses towards AIDS.
Questionnaires were mailed to 1,655 Japanese companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in June 1993, and the response rate was 38% (n=620).
About 60% of the responding companies had already implemented or were developing AIDS measures.
Only 7% of the companies had an AIDS policy, and 5% of the companies were developing one.
Eighty-five per cent of the companies perceived AIDS education as necessary, while 53% of the companies replied that HIV testing was unnecessary.
As reasons for providing AIDS education, avoiding discrimination and anxiety in the workplace were frequently cited.
Ninety-five per cent of the companies wanted guidelines or manuals for AIDS to be developed by the Ministry of Labour, or to have training courses for personnel in charge of education or counselling provided by the Ministry.
Although AIDS measures are currently unsatisfactory in Japanese businesses, they are expected to develop effective measures, considering their high recognition of the need for AIDS education.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Lieu travail, Enquête, Entreprise, Croyance, Attitude, Homme, Education sanitaire, Médecine travail, Japon, Asie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Health policy, Prevention, Work place, Inquiry, Firm, Belief, Attitude, Human, Health education, Occupational medicine, Japan, Asia, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0500941
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.