+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Knowledge, attitude, and behavior of secondary (high) school students concerning HIV/AIDS in Enugu, Nigeria, in the year 2000



Knowledge, attitude, and behavior of secondary (high) school students concerning HIV/AIDS in Enugu, Nigeria, in the year 2000



Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 15(2): 93-96



To investigate the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of secondary (high) school students concerning HIV/AIDS as a way of assessing the need for inclusion of reproductive health education in the school curriculum. A questionnaire was constructed to expose depth of knowledge and attitude of respondents concerning HIV/AIDS. This was a workshop venue, a civic center, outside a school compound. Three hundred and sixty students were randomly selected from 5 secondary (high) schools in Enugu, Nigeria. The questionnaire was administered just before the commencement of a workshop. All the students responded to the questionnaire but none responded to all the questions. The students had a defective knowledge of the disease. They were aware and afraid of the disease as being deadly but not sure of the cause, nature, or modes of transmission and prevention, except that illicit sexual activity should be avoided. Their attitude and behavior were consequently defective. Their main source of information was the media. There is need to provide students with correct, detailed, and broad-based information on reproductive health as part of the school curriculum to help them acquire adequate knowledge and develop appropriate attitude and behavior towards HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 046508609

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 12057531

DOI: 10.1016/s1083-3188(01)00150-4


Related references

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards epilepsy among secondary school students in Enugu, southeast Nigeria. Seizure 22(4): 299-302, 2013

Effectiveness of school-based education on HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitude, and behavior among secondary school students in Wuhan, China. Plos one 7(9): E44881, 2012

Comparing the knowledge and attitude about HIV/AIDS and the sexual behaviour of secondary school students of a missionary school and a public school. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine 18(4): 206-210, 2009

Knowledge and attitude of secondary school students in Jos, Nigeria on sickle cell disease. Pan African Medical Journal 15: 127, 2013

Reproductive health knowledge and practices among junior secondary school grade one students in Enugu State: threat to achieving millennium development goals in Nigeria. East African Journal of Public Health 5(2): 126-132, 2008

Aids knowledge attitude and behavior patterns among university students in ibadan nigeria. Morisset, R A (Ed ) Ve Conference Internationale Sur Le Sida: Le Defi Scientifique Et Social; V International Conference on Aids: The Scientific And Social Challenge; Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 4-9, 1262p International Development Research Centre: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Illus Paper 905, 1989

Knowledge and attitude of secondary school teachers in Enugu to school based sex education. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 10(4): 304-308, 2007

Israeli youth and AIDS: knowledge and attitude changes among high school students following an AIDS education program. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 29(10 Suppl): 41-47, 1993

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Ebola Virus Disease among Secondary School Students in Ondo State, Nigeria, October, 2014. Plos Currents 8:, 2016

Investigation of HIV/AIDS related knowledge and attitude among 6,487 high school students. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 43(11): 1016-1021, 2009

AIDS-related knowledge and attitude of high school students in Holon, Israel. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 39(6): 382-384, 1993

The influence of knowledge and sociodemographics on AIDS perception and sexual practices among secondary school students in Nigeria. African Health Sciences 11(Suppl. 1): S67-S76, 2011

Alcohol in Munich secondary school students--a study for dissemination of experiences, knowledge, attitude and behavior. Gesundheitswesen ) 58(10): 533-537, 1996

Effect of health education on knowledge, attitude and practices of personal hygiene among secondary school students in rural Sokoto, North West, Nigeria. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine 22(3): 181-190, 2014

HIV/AIDS and STI related knowledge, attitude and practice among high school students in Kathmandu valley. 2005