International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
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International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2021, Pub. Date: Jul. 28, 2021
A Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding HIV/AIDs Among Students of Manipal University College Malaysia
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[01] Lee Ranee Meira, Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[02] Nithyasri Vasudevan, Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[03] Khoo Lee Siang, Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[04] Chai Yu Shen, Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been the most dreaded and life threatening disease for the past decade. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDs among students of Melaka Manipal Medical College. This cross-sectional study was conducted among all MBBS students of Manipal University College Malaysia (n=146) from April 2021 to May 2021. An online questionnaire was distributed and a total of 152 responses were received. The questionnaire consists of 22 items, asking about the knowledge of common routes of transmission, and any possible treatment for the disease, the next part consists of 33 questions which will be about the attitudes of participants toward HIV/AIDS. Statistical tests (Unpaired t-test and ANOVA test) were done using Epi Info software (version High knowledge score (≥80) was seen among 3.29% of the students, moderate knowledge score (60-80) was found among 32.23% of the students and low knowledge score (≤55) was found among 64.47% of the students. Findings revealed that there was significant association between age and knowledge of HIV/AIDS (P=0.009), academic year and knowledge of HIV/AIDS (P=0.002), age and attitude towards HIV/AIDS (P=0.015) as well as religion and attitude towards HIV/AIDS (P=0.017), academic year and attitude towards HIV/AIDS (P=0.009) and lastly, parent’s occupation and attitude towards HIV/AIDS (P=0.004).
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Knowledge and Attitude Regarding HIV/AIDs, Undergraduate Medical Students, Cross-Sectional Study, Malaysia
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