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Title: Impact of health education program on knowledge about AIDS and HIV transmission in students of secondary schools in Buraidah City, Saudi Arabia: an exploratory study
Authors: Saleh, M.A.
Al Ghamdi, Y.S.
Al Yahia, O.A.
Shaqran, T.M.
Mosa, A.R.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: Accurate information about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS] and human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] is important for their prevention.This study is intended to assess knowledge on AIDS in students of secondary schools in Buraidah City and to measure the effect of a health education program on their knowledge about AIDS in general, modes of HIV transmission and the degree of their misperception about the transmission of the disease through casual contact. A well-designed health education program using personal communication and visual media techniques was conducted for 483 secondary school students in Buraidah secondary schools during the year 1997. Pre- and post-tests were done to examine their knowledge about AIDS.The results of this study pointed out that a health education program on AIDS for students of secondary schools greatly and significantly improved their scores on general knowledge on AIDS views on its transmission and misperception of AIDS [p < 0.01]. Continuous in-ice programs for secondary students are recommended
Description: 1068-1075
Keywords: Attitude to Health
Audiovisual Aids
Educational Status
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Program Evaluation
School Health Services
Subject: HIV Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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