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Document ID (ISN)55835
CIS number 91-1015
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McKinnon M.D., Insall C., Gooch C.D., Cockcroft A.
Title Knowledge and attitude of health care workers about AIDS and HIV infection before and after distribution of an education booklet
Bibliographic information Spring 1990, Vol.40, No.1, p.15-18. 24 ref.
Abstract Hospital workers (509) in a health authority were surveyed, and asked if they were in contact with HIV positive or AIDS patients, about their perception of risk and their knowledge about attitudes towards HIV and AIDS problems at work. Following the first survey, an information booklet was distributed to all health authority staff and after distribution, 232 staff were surveyed again. In this group (the follow-up group), there was a reduction in perceived risk, and improvement in the level of knowledge and in attitudes, and a reduction in the desire for further information. The group who initially had the least level of knowledge and most unfavourable attitudes (non-clinical workers) were the group who improved most.
Descriptors (primary) information dissemination; information of personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; questionnaire survey; virus diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases