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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156276
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HIV/AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitution
Abstract:
HIV/AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitution
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Antunes, Maria Teresa, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Coimbra Nursing School
Title:Coordinator, Professor
Co-Authors:Maria da Conceicao Fernandes, RN; Vitor Joao Teixeira, RN; and Zulmira Bonifacio Caria, RN
[Research Presentation] Aims: to identify the HIV/ AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitution in the city of Coimbra. The HIV/AIDS related knowledge comprises six areas: epidemiology, etiology, the development of the HIV, symptomatology, mechanisms of contagion and preventive measures. Sample: 30 women, aged 22 to 66 years, mean age 37,17 and standard deviation 11, 07. Data were collected through a questionnaire administered in an interview which included sociodemographic variables, frequency of condom use, and the HIVá Knowledge Questionnaire of Carey, Morrison-Beeddy and Johnson (1997), adapted by Cruz (1998). Results: The HIV/AIDS related knowledge of women, in a scale of 0 to 62, scored between 38 -50 in the majority, mean of 46,90 and standard deviation of 6,68. Significant differences were found between the HIV/ AIDS related knowledge and provenience area; women raised in urban areas have shown greater knowledge.áNo correlation was found between HIV/AIDS related knowledge and age, and no difference was found between knowledge and level of education. Only 46,66% of the women reported having health vigilance once a year, the others hardly ever or never. The major sources of information about HIV/ AIDS were media and health professionals. Only 53,33% of the women reported always using condom in sexual relationships, and their knowledge about HIV/AIDS was higher; the others used it hardly ever or never. The years of practice of prostitution ranged between 2 and 40, mean 9,63 and standard deviation 8,88 years. As a result of this study one can emphasize the need for nurses to continue investing in health education on HIV/AIDS prevention, since this is a group risk.
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.titleHIV/AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitutionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156276-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HIV/AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitution</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">Antunes, Maria Teresa, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Coimbra Nursing School</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator, Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tcalvario@eseaf.pt</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maria da Conceicao Fernandes, RN; Vitor Joao Teixeira, RN; and Zulmira Bonifacio Caria, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Aims: to identify the HIV/ AIDS related knowledge of women who practice prostitution in the city of Coimbra. The HIV/AIDS related knowledge comprises six areas: epidemiology, etiology, the development of the HIV, symptomatology, mechanisms of contagion and preventive measures. Sample: 30 women, aged 22 to 66 years, mean age 37,17 and standard deviation 11, 07. Data were collected through a questionnaire administered in an interview which included sociodemographic variables, frequency of condom use, and the HIV&aacute; Knowledge Questionnaire of Carey, Morrison-Beeddy and Johnson (1997), adapted by Cruz (1998). Results: The HIV/AIDS related knowledge of women, in a scale of 0 to 62, scored between 38 -50 in the majority, mean of 46,90 and standard deviation of 6,68. Significant differences were found between the HIV/ AIDS related knowledge and provenience area; women raised in urban areas have shown greater knowledge.&aacute;No correlation was found between HIV/AIDS related knowledge and age, and no difference was found between knowledge and level of education. Only 46,66% of the women reported having health vigilance once a year, the others hardly ever or never. The major sources of information about HIV/ AIDS were media and health professionals. Only 53,33% of the women reported always using condom in sexual relationships, and their knowledge about HIV/AIDS was higher; the others used it hardly ever or never. The years of practice of prostitution ranged between 2 and 40, mean 9,63 and standard deviation 8,88 years. As a result of this study one can emphasize the need for nurses to continue investing in health education on HIV/AIDS prevention, since this is a group risk.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:37:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:37:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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