Mental health and substance abuse treatment staff completed a set of measures assessing their attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs concerning AIDS.
Results indicated that while most staff were aware of basic information about the disease, approximately one-third were not aware of the neuropsychological and psycho-behavioural concomitants of the disorder.
Those surveyed were aware of the main transmission routes, but overgeneralized their concern to casual contact.
Most staff indicated willingness to work with HIV-infected individuals, although 29% stated they would try to avoid working with them.
Interestingly, mental health staff expressed greater hesitancy than substance abuse staff.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Equipe soignante, Perception sociale, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Toxicomanie, Maladie mentale, Connaissance, Information biomédicale, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Personnel sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Hospital staff, Social perception, AIDS, Human immunodeficiency virus, Drug abuse, Mental illness, Knowledge, Biomedical information, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Health staff, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0409119
Code Inist : 002B18G04. Création : 199406.