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Title: AIDS-related knowledge, attitude and behaviour among selected adolescents in Nigeria

Synopsis: Journal of Adolescence 1996 19 179 181 Brief Report AIDS related knowledge attitude and behaviour among selected adolescents in Nigeria MARGARET OLABISI ARAOYE AND ALFRED ADEGOKE Introduction The occurrence... adolescents, AIDS, sexuality, school, students, Nigeria, females, males, condom, age, prevention, sexual partners, sex, Ilorin, HIV, programmes, report, education, transmission, health, parents, sexual experience, responses, sampling technique, school type, socio economic clusters, ethnic group, AIDS control, Africa, Araoye,

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journal adolescence 1996 19 179 181 brief report aids related knowledge attitude behaviour selected adolescents nigeria margaret olabisi araoye alfred adegoke introduction occurrence aids africa represents epidemic serious economic social demographic consequences poses great challenge public health behavioural changes important aids control targeted programmes essential adolescents constitute high risk group hiv infection previous adolescent studies nigeria specific school adolescents feyisetan pebley 1989 makinwa adebusoye 1992 enrolment secondary school low 24 17 respectively male female adolescents aged 10 24 years yanagishita haub 1994 hoped study assessment knowledge attitude behaviour related aids provide sort baseline data design implementation aids prevention programme targeted school adolescents africa 1996 association professionals services adolescents methods study based ilorin capital kwara state nigeria people heterogenous major ethnic group yorubas sample 1000 students selected based social cluster school type mixed boys girls high medium low socio economic clusters schools stratified type proportionate sampling technique two secondary schools selected high three medium five low socio economic clusters proportionate sampling technique determine sample size school approximately equal numbers students selected systematic random sampling technique sex level school data collected 1992 self administration pre coded questionnaire records 30 students discarded fell outside defined ages 10 19 years univariate bivariate multivariate analyses performed spss computer program reprint requests correspondence addressed m o araoye department epidemiology community health university ilorin p m b 1515 ilorin nigeria 0140 1971 96 02017903 18 00 0 1996 association professionals services adolescents 180 m o araoye adegoke results principals selected school gave written consent selected students gave verbal consent response rate 100 result based responses 970 adolescents aged 10 19 years internal logical consistency responses reported contraceptives reported sexual experience report awareness aids report knowing route transmission preventive measures 482 49 7 males 488 50 3 females respondents mixed schools constituted 59 23 18 respectively attended boys girls schools 86 day students age groups 10 14 years 15 19 years uniformly distributed sample consisted 55 christians 45 muslims yoruba students constituted 68 ibo 10 hausa 8 ethnic groups 14 ninety two cent students parent formal western education three quarters adolescents gave positive answers heard aids two frequent sources information mass media 57 8 peers 13 9 parents ranked lowest 2 5 42 taught aids school unrelated school type students 39 discussed aids parents independent educational level ethnicity religion parents students residence p 0 05 approximately half students 49 5 knew hiv causative agent 8 4 respectively ascribed cause bacteria juju african magical power controlling age sex adolescents education aids school significantly accurate information p 0 05 education make difference knowledge younger adolescents aged 10 14 years ones aged 15 19 years females males 58 83 students aids education school correctly identified modes hiv transmission compared 53 78 18 2 41 1 adolescents erroneous views transmission routes casual contact sexually active adolescents better awareness sexual transmission hiv 89 compared 76 p 0 00 diseases 83 vs 67 p 0 00 significantly information prevention condoms casual sex 66 vs 47 single sexual partner 63 vs 44 avoiding casual sex 53 vs 39 p 0 00 sexually experienced adolescents poorer perception personal risks 77 vs 89 p 0 00 significantly erroneous belief aids curable 30 vs 17 quarter 24 adolescent students sexual intercourse males females 34 14 respectively p 0 00 older ones sexually experienced younger 33 vs 14 p 0 00 mean age first sexual intercourse 14 6 years males 15 1 years females quarter first partners casual commercial 15 males 35 females half sexually experienced adolescents 55 5 multiple sexual partners ranging two six constitute 13 adolescents commoner males females p 0 00 knew aids stds preventable single partner likely multiple sexual partners p 0 00 condoms commonest contraceptive method currently 181 aids adolescents nigeria 36 sexually active males 20 7 sexually active females constitute 12 2 5 respectively male female adolescent students condom associated religion p 0 2 knowledge std aids prevention significantly increased adolescents multiple sexual partners p 0 04 discussion recommendations knowledge transmission high ugandan study lule gruer 1991 misconceptions common need addressed nigerian adolescents recognized condoms prevention better ugandan sample prevalence condom programmes condom promotion sexual behaviour adolescents influenced positively knowledge school based programmes beneficial commence early adolescence age 14 prior sexual activity intervention makes difference knowledge need emphasize different areas level age sex combinations surveillance system developed hiv aids control monitor impact intervention care taken ensure subsequent samples strictly comparable bias acknowledgements study funded ncccd usaid project collaboration federal ministry health lagos university ilorin teaching hospital ilorin nigeria references feyisetan b pebley r 1989 premarital sexuality urban nigeria studies family planning 20 343 354 lule g gruer l d 1991 sexual behaviour condom ugandan students aids care 3 11 19 makinwa adebusoye p k 1991 sexual behaviour reproductive knowledge contraceptive white urban nigerians international family planning perspectives 18 66 70 yangishita m haub c 1994 world youth 1994 special focus reproductive health chart population reference bureau, com_apnet_jado_jado_1996_0017, KnowledgeStor, Knowledge-Stor,