Evaluation of AIDS disease information between anesthesia practitioners in educational hospitals of Ahvaz Jundishapur Univercity of Medical Sciences in 2010
Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 3 (2); 311-320
June 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
October 29, 2011
April 27, 2012
Evaluation of AIDS disease information between anesthesia practitioners in educational hospitals of Ahvaz Jundishapur Univercity of Medical Sciences in 2010,
Jentashapir J Health Res.
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AIDS is one of the most important communicable diseases in recent years. While there is no vaccine for it, awareness is the most effective way to prevent this disease. Medical staff including anesthesia staff are potentially expose to the disease. Therefore first, it is necessary to evaluate knowledge and attitude of medical staff to elevate awareness.
Material and methods:
This is a cross-sectional study, carried out on 40 anesthesia staffs of educational hospitals of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in December 2010 and January 2011. A questioner was used to evaluate the staffs knowledge by answering questions about AIDS. Then results were analyzed statistically.
Knowledge of 2.5% of anesthesia staff were low (points=0-10), 60% good (points=10-20) and 37.5% high (points=20-30). Maximum point was 28 and minimum point was 9. More frequent answers were transmission routs (82%) and fewer answers were suitable analytical procedure in HIV-infected patients (30%) and transmission routs in operation room (37%).
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