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Adab Z, Azizi M, Solhi M, La M, Irandoost F. Dormitory student's Knowlege and Atittiude about influenza A (H1N1) disease. rsj. 2016; 2 (2) :10-17
URL: http://rsj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-44-en.html
Associate Prof. Department of Health Sciences and Health Education, School of Health , Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (965 Views)

Introduction: influenza A (H1N1) disease is a serious viral disease which recently has been a pandemic. The purpose of this study is a determination of knowledge and attitude of students living in student accommodation and Iran University of Medical Sciences, about influenza A (H1N1) disease.
Methods: This cross-sectional research study (descriptive _ analytic) that the 150 students, the cluster sampling method (accommodation) and simple random (Students accommodation) were performed. Information gathering tools, including a questionnaire to 14 questions were knowledge and attitude. After collecting data using SPSS 19 statistical software and statistical analysis Chi-square and Pearson correlation coefficient, significance level (p<0/05) were analyzed.

Results: The knowledge of 55.3% and attitude of 60% of the students were moderate. There were significant relationships between knowledge with level of education and major (p =0.02 and p =0.02). A significant relationship was observed between attitude and major too (p =0.04). But there were not found significant relationships between knowledge with age and gender also between attitude with age, gender and level of education.  

Conclusion: Knowledge and attitude of the students about  influenza A (H1N1) disease wasn’t appropriate. Planning appropriate educational interventions to improve knowledge and attitude of the students about the disease according to their major and degree is suggested.

Key words: knowledge, attitude, influenza A (H1N1) disease, students.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/07/9 | Accepted: 2016/08/29 | Published: 2016/08/29

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