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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-60

Evaluation of knowledge, attitude, and comfort concerning human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome field education understanding among Kanpur Dehat, Indian rural school educators: A questionnaire analysis

1 Department of Public Health, UWA School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Pedoontics Private Dental Practitioner at Mehrotra Superspecialty Dental Center, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Student Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, Gujrat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rohan Sachdev
117/K-68 Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_68_20

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CONTEXT: Countries were left ravaged as the fastest increasing path of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) infection, hence the epidemic misconceptions surrounding the path of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the populations. According to the latest national AIDS management organization survey on HIV/AIDS, North central India is regarded as low awareness and low prevalence area. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and comfort regarding HIV/AIDS among Kanpur Dehat rural school educators. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was carried out on a total of 110 rural school educators of government and private schools. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A pretested, self-structured, close-ended questionnaire was administered that consisted of 30 questions. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: The information gathered was incorporated in a foundational way and t-test was applied and P value was determined. RESULTS: Among 110 school educators, females were more in number (56.36%). Private school educators scored more mean (standard deviation) in terms of knowledge (68 ± 5.83), attitude (50 ± 5.82), and comfort (49 ± 6.60) when compared to government school educators. Government school educators were uncertain about methods of transmitting AIDS. Maximum school educators were unaware of the different myths concerning AIDS. CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge, attitude, and comfort of rural school educators among the government school teachers were found to be unsatisfactory. Information is an effort to improve the high-risk conduct of every illness and to build an understanding of HIV/AIDS. We will seek to increase awareness among educators of rural schools by holding workshops at regular intervals and enhancing their comprehension.

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