To Assess the Knowledge Regarding HIV/AIDS among New Entrant of the Nursing Institute in Wardha District
Keywords:Evaluate, Awareness, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, Fresh candidate, Nursing Institution
Introduction: One of the world’s most significant public health issues has been HIV infections and AIDS
(HIV / AIDS). The 1 percent of deaths worldwide are responsible for HIV / AIDS Knowledge of HIV /
AIDS among students is crucial to the elimination of disease propagation. Besides, young adult university
students may start their own families someday and some may be health care providers in the future. Data
about Knowledge, regarding HIV/AIDS are needed to sensitize and create awareness among nursing
students as they were becoming health care administrators and providers in the future. Aim: To determine
the knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS among new entrants of the nursing institute. Materials and Methods:
A cross-sectional study was carried out among new entrants of the nursing institute in Wardha district. The
students were chosen randomly. This cross-sectional descriptive research was carried out by pre-designed,
pre-tested, and semi-structured surveys of eligible 296 nursing students in their first year of life. First-year
Basic Bsc nursing100 students, GNM100 students, ANM 96students in the age-group of 17-19 years on 1st,
4th, and 7th Oct’ 2016, respectively. After the study purpose was clarified, the students received 45 minutes
without shared consultation under the supervision of the investigator, to obtain informed verbal consent and
maintain confidentiality. Students have been given the right to withdraw without fear or obligation from
the study at any time during their data collection, but none declined to take part. The research variables
included demographic variables such as sex, professional education, the difference between HIV / AIDS,
routes of transmission, prevention strategies, category of behavioral risk, and antiretroviral therapy, etc.
Result: Out of 296 total students, 123 (51.9%) were women and 103 (44.0%) were rural native students.
The mean knowledge score for the professional education of ANM was 17.35± 3.59, for GNM it was 13.00±
3.61and for B.Sc. Nursing it was 17.37±4.31. The majority of the lot was aware of all four routes of infection
transmission and methods of prevention. When the mean data score for the three new entrants is compared, no
major statistical difference except ANM (P=.999) is noted.
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