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General Knowledge and Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS among the University Students in Malaysia

M. H. M., Nazmul and Y., Farzana and S., Deepthi and M. K. K., Fazlul and A., Najnin and C., Srikumar (2018) General Knowledge and Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS among the University Students in Malaysia. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (10). pp. 435-440. ISSN 0976-5506

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Abstract

This study was aimed to determine the general knowledge and misconceptions among the undergraduate students in a private university in Malaysia. Data was collected from a stratified random sample of 180 students using a validated questionnaire survey to assess the general knowledge and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. The data was analysed by using the SPSS software and Chi-square test was used to find the p-value for each of the questions. The average mean score assessing the general knowledge of the students in was 82.32%, where the Health Science students scored 45.11% with a standard deviation of 0.017 and the Non-Health Science students scored 36.15% with a standard deviation of 0.026. When comparing each question using the Chi-square test, most of the answers of the Health Science students and Non-Health Science students showed a significant difference where the p-value was <0.05. From the results of this study it is clear that the Health Science students had better knowledge and fewer misconceptions than the Non-Health Science students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General knowledge; Misconceptions; HIV/AIDS; Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 04:08
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 04:08
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/22630
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