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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-21

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

1 Medical Education & Research Center, Al-Gassim Region, Saudi Arabia
2 Primary Health Care Administration, Directorate of Health Affairs, Al-Gassim Region, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mahmoud A Saleh
Medical Education and Research Center, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 2290, Buraidah, Al-Qassim
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 23008592

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Background: Accurate information about Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is important for their prevention. Objectives: 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. Methodology: 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. Results and recommendations: 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-service programs for secondary students are recommended.

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