Traduction en anglais : Knowledge and attitudes about AIDS among adolescents in Barbados.
In January 1990 a survey was conducted in Barbados in a population of 1,856 systematically selected secondary students aged 11-16 out of an initial group of 2,200.
The objective of the survey was to find out about their knowledge of AIDS and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), their attitudes toward infected persons, and their sexual experiences, for the purpose of determining any changes in education programs that might be needed in order to reduce transmission of the virus in the adolescent population.
The questionnaire was tested in a pilot study.
The results showed that the students had extensive and accurate knowledge about the principal ways in which HIV is transmitted but mistaken ideas about transmission by mosquitoes, blood donation, social contact, or use of public sanitary facilities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Education sanitaire, Connaissance, Attitude, Enquête, Mode transmission, Comportement sexuel, Adolescent, Homme, Barbade, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Health education, Knowledge, Attitude, Inquiry, Transmission mode, Sexual behavior, Adolescent, Human, Barbados, West Indies, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0419242
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.