Erciyes university students' knowledge about AIDS: Differences between students of natural and social science


TAŞCI S. , BAŞER M. , MUCUK S. , BAYAT M. , ZİNCİR H. , SUNGUR G.

Behavioral Medicine, vol.33, no.4, pp.151-155, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3200/bmed.33.4.151-156
  • Title of Journal : Behavioral Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-155

Abstract

The authors' goal in this study was to assess differences in knowledge about AIDS between students of natural science (NS) and social science (SS). The authors surveyed 542 students at Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, regarding their knowledge of AIDS. Some differences in knowledge about AIDS (eg, regarding the virus that causes AIDS, the diagnostic test, risk factors) existed between NS and SS students. NS students were more knowledgeable about AIDS than were SS students. © 2008 Heldref Publications.