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Article: The knowledge and attitude of Hong Kong secondary school teachers and students towards HIV infection and dentistry.

TitleThe knowledge and attitude of Hong Kong secondary school teachers and students towards HIV infection and dentistry.
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 1995, v. 12 n. 2, p. 110-114 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are firmly entrenched in Hong Kong no data are available on the knowledge and attitudes of Hong Kong secondary school teachers and teenage children towards this infection, and their perception of infection control measures currently undertaken by the dental profession to prevent such infectious diseases. Hence a postal questionnaire survey of a total of 2,886 teenagers and 372 school teachers of 21 secondary schools in Hong Kong was conducted. The questionnaire comprised a total of 13 questions divided into two categories; the first, aimed at assessing the respondents' general knowledge and attitudes towards AIDS, and the second related to AIDS, dentistry and infection control. More than half of the students and one quarter of the teachers surmised that HIV infection is equivalent to developing AIDS. Although the great majority of the respondents (85-97 per cent) were aware that HIV can not be transmitted through sharing combs and meals, one in two teachers and one in three students thought that the virus could be transmitted through saliva. A large majority of respondents believed television to be the most, and dentists the least, informative source on AIDS out of a list of eight options. Approximately one half of both groups were concerned about contracting HIV infection during dental treatment and 65 per cent of students and 57 per cent of teachers thought that dentists did not have sufficient knowledge to identify AIDS patients. Finally, more than three quarters of the respondents thought that it would be ill-advised to visit a dentist treating HIV-infected patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153933
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395

 

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dc.contributor.authorChu, CSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, TWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, HMen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, JCen_US
dc.contributor.authorWei, SHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:22:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:22:22Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 1995, v. 12 n. 2, p. 110-114en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153933-
dc.description.abstractAlthough human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are firmly entrenched in Hong Kong no data are available on the knowledge and attitudes of Hong Kong secondary school teachers and teenage children towards this infection, and their perception of infection control measures currently undertaken by the dental profession to prevent such infectious diseases. Hence a postal questionnaire survey of a total of 2,886 teenagers and 372 school teachers of 21 secondary schools in Hong Kong was conducted. The questionnaire comprised a total of 13 questions divided into two categories; the first, aimed at assessing the respondents' general knowledge and attitudes towards AIDS, and the second related to AIDS, dentistry and infection control. More than half of the students and one quarter of the teachers surmised that HIV infection is equivalent to developing AIDS. Although the great majority of the respondents (85-97 per cent) were aware that HIV can not be transmitted through sharing combs and meals, one in two teachers and one in three students thought that the virus could be transmitted through saliva. A large majority of respondents believed television to be the most, and dentists the least, informative source on AIDS out of a list of eight options. Approximately one half of both groups were concerned about contracting HIV infection during dental treatment and 65 per cent of students and 57 per cent of teachers thought that dentists did not have sufficient knowledge to identify AIDS patients. Finally, more than three quarters of the respondents thought that it would be ill-advised to visit a dentist treating HIV-infected patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.htmlen_US
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dc.subject.meshAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - Prevention & Control - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude To Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Careen_US
dc.subject.meshDentistsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - Prevention & Control - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Educationen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfection Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-To-Professionalen_US
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Professional-To-Patienten_US
dc.subject.meshInformation Servicesen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshStudentsen_US
dc.subject.meshTeachingen_US
dc.subject.meshTelevisionen_US
dc.titleThe knowledge and attitude of Hong Kong secondary school teachers and students towards HIV infection and dentistry.en_US
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dc.identifier.spage110en_US
dc.identifier.epage114en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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