A Quick Survey of an HBCU's First Year Nursing Students' Perception of the HIV/AIDS Phenomenon

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155404
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Presentation
Title:
A Quick Survey of an HBCU's First Year Nursing Students' Perception of the HIV/AIDS Phenomenon
Abstract:
A Quick Survey of an HBCU's First Year Nursing Students' Perception of the HIV/AIDS Phenomenon
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Adepoju, Joseph A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Delaware State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mary P. Watkins, PhD, RN and Agnes Richardson, DSL, RN
[Research Presentation] There have always been some assumptions about the knowledge of HIV/AIDS phenomenon among graduating high school seniors. To ascertain their knowledge, a survey questionnaire with Yes - No answers, and thoughtful comments about HIV/AIDS was administered to students in their first semester in college. The freshmen class of sixty-eight students (two groups of thirty-four) enrolled in a course titled University Seminar were asked to anonymously fill out the questionnaire about their perceptions and knowledge of the HIV/AIDS phenomenon. Findings from the study indicate that the students were knowledgeable about the fact that HIV/AIDS can make sick enough to die, whereas they were willing to submit to the sexual demands of their partners, even when the latter refused to wear condom. About half of the respondents rated as very important, the fact that using a condom may change their feelings of the sexual experience and therefore this situation may affect their decision on whether or not to insist on using a condom. In conclusion, it is recommended that the students be exposed to intensive HIV/AIDS education as incorporated in the curriculum, and repeat the questionnaire in their senior year in the program to ascertain whether there has been a change or not in their attitude.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Quick Survey of an HBCU's First Year Nursing Students' Perception of the HIV/AIDS Phenomenonen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155404-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Quick Survey of an HBCU's First Year Nursing Students' Perception of the HIV/AIDS Phenomenon</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Adepoju, Joseph A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Delaware State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jadepoju@desu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary P. Watkins, PhD, RN and Agnes Richardson, DSL, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] There have always been some assumptions about the knowledge of HIV/AIDS phenomenon among graduating high school seniors. To ascertain their knowledge, a survey questionnaire with Yes - No answers, and thoughtful comments about HIV/AIDS was administered to students in their first semester in college. The freshmen class of sixty-eight students (two groups of thirty-four) enrolled in a course titled University Seminar were asked to anonymously fill out the questionnaire about their perceptions and knowledge of the HIV/AIDS phenomenon. Findings from the study indicate that the students were knowledgeable about the fact that HIV/AIDS can make sick enough to die, whereas they were willing to submit to the sexual demands of their partners, even when the latter refused to wear condom. About half of the respondents rated as very important, the fact that using a condom may change their feelings of the sexual experience and therefore this situation may affect their decision on whether or not to insist on using a condom. In conclusion, it is recommended that the students be exposed to intensive HIV/AIDS education as incorporated in the curriculum, and repeat the questionnaire in their senior year in the program to ascertain whether there has been a change or not in their attitude.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:48:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:48:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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