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Title: A STUDY OF THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR O F STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ABOUT HIV/AIDS PREVENTIVE MEASURES: THE CASE OF SOMESELECTED SCHOOLS IN ADDIS ABABA
Authors: Bekele, Workie
Advisors: Dr.Belay Tefera
Keywords: visually impaired
hearing impaired
knowledge
altitude
behavior
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 26-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The study explored the visually impaired and the hearing impaired students’ knowledge, attitude and behavior about HIV/AIDS preventive measures in some selected secondary schools of Addis Ababa. For this purpose, a total of one hundred sixty (80 visually impaired and 80 hearing impaired) respondents were selected randomly. A self-report questionnaire (for the hearing impaired) and a questionnaire read to the visually impaired (a form of interview check-list) were used to gather information from the respondents. Besides, interview guides were used to gather additional information from the school anti-HIV/AIDS club leaders. The findings indicate that nearly equal proportion of the hearing impaired (62.4%) and the visually impaired (65%) of the respondents have had correct knowledge about the preventive measures of HIV/AIDS. Concerning the hearing impaired respondents' attitude, 48% had unfavourable attitude and 43.8% had favourable attitude about the preventive measures and 40.2% of them didn't take any precoutions not to be infected by HIV/AIDS but only 17.8 percent. As regards the visual impaired respondents, 45.8% had unfavourable attitude and 43.5% favourable attitude and 18.5% had practiced and 68.4% didn't have practice of HIV/AIDS preventive measures. The visually impaired and the hearing impaired respondents didn't differ significantly in their knowledge and attitude towards the preventive measures. These groups, however, differ significantly in their behavior about the preventive measures. Moreover, there was a significant relationship among knowledge, attitude and behavior within the above groups. And there was no statistically significant difference of knowledge and behavior between the sexes within the groups. However, there was a statistically significant difference between the sexes within the groups in their attitude towards the preventive measures. Finally, mounting efforts of pertinent bodies were recommended to raise the over all awareness and to develop favourable attitude towards the preventive measures and there by to avoid risky behaviors of HIV/AIDS infection.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Department of Educational Psychology Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement of the Degree of Master of Arts In Special Needs Education
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/967
Appears in:Thesis - Special Needs Education

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