AAU-ETD AAU-ETD
 

Addis Ababa University Libraries Electronic Thesis and Dissertations: AAU-ETD! >
Faculty of Medicine >
Thesis - Public Health >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/765

Title: Assessment of knowledge attitude and practice with regard to AIDS hotline service among preparatory school students In Addis Ababa
Authors: Emebet, Mamo
Advisors: Dr. Yilma Melkamu
Copyright: 2007
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: 1. Summary Young peoples specific needs of sexual and reproductive information and service remained poorly understood or served in most of the countries of the world. These days; however, since young people SRH problems are becoming serious public health issues in many countries the needs of specific youth friendly SRH services for young people have gained attention. A cross sectional descriptive survey through a self administered anonymous and structured questionnaire was conducted from March 2007- April 2007 in randomly selected preparatory schools found in Addis Ababa. Students who are in grade 11 and 12 were included to determine their knowledge, attitude and practice with regard to AIDS hotline counseling service. In this study 805 participants filled out a structured and pre tested questionnaire. Focus group discussion also conducted with two groups (male and female) students selected from Anti AIDS club members both in governmental and non governmental schools prior to the quantitative data collection in order to know any information which may be essential for the preparation of the questionnaire as well to supplement the findings of quantitative result. Among the respondents 424 (52.8%) were male and the mean age (+SD) of respondents was 16.98 (+1.2) years. Six hundred ninety seven (86.7%) of the participants reported that they knew about the existence of AIDS hotline counseling services and 211 (30.2 %) used the service of whom 118 (56.0%) were males and 93 (44.0%) were females and the major reason for calling was facts such as ways of HIV/AIDS transmission and related facts.Most of the respondents 161 (89.9%) who used AIDS hotline counseling service said that they have positive attitude towards the service and 13 (7.2%) of participants do not agree with this idea, among study participants who have used this service 178 (99.4%) reported that hotline is convenient service for young school adolescents since it is accessible, toll free, and confidential. In this study participants said that school adolescents are having difficulties to use HIV/AIDS related information and counseling services situated at health institutions with different reasons and the presence of anonymous and toll (charge) free HIV related information and counseling service will create better opportunity. Generally, this study revealed that majority of the participants are aware about AIDS hotline counseling service and majority of the participants who used this service have positive attitude, therefore it is worth expanding this new approach as a means in order to address adolescents’ health related problems.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/765
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Microsoft Word - final.pdf345.43 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in the AAUL Digital Library are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

  Last updated: May 2010. Copyright © Addis Ababa University Libraries - Feedback