TY - JOUR
AU - Mohammad Nazmul Hasan Maziz
AU - Fazlul MKK
AU - Deepthi S
AU - Munirah B
AU - Farzana Y
AU - Najnin A
AU - Srikumar C
PY - 2019/01/01
Y2 - 2022/05/23
TI - A STUDY OF COMPARISON ON KNOWLEDGE AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HIV/AIDS AMONG STUDENTS IN A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA
JF - Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
JA - MJPHM
VL - 19
IS - 1
SE - Articles
DO - 10.37268/mjphm/vol.19/no.1/art.45
UR - http://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/45
AB - This descriptive cross-sectional study is aimed at studying the comparison on knowledge and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS among the Malaysian undergraduate students at SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Malaysia. Data was collected from a stratified random sample of 180 students using a validated questionnaire survey which included a socio-demographics section and four sub-sections of 36 questions which assessed the general knowledge, general public perceptions, the respondentâ€™s views on the measures to prevent the disease and misconceptions related to the disease. The data were analysed by using the SPSS software, and Chi-square test was used to find the p-value for each of the questions. The average mean score assessing the knowledge of the Malaysian students in SEGi was 81.48%, where the Health Science students scored 44.31% with a standard deviation of 0.015 and the Non-Health Science students scored 37.17% with a standard deviation of 0.036. When comparing each question using the Chi-square test, most of the answers of the Health Science students and Non-Health Science students showed a significant difference where the p-value was <0.05. From the results of this study it is clear that the Health Science students had better knowledge and fewer misconceptions about HIV/AIDS than the Non-Health Science students. Thus, more emphasis should be directed toward raising awareness and eliminating misconceptions among the Non-Health Science students.
ER -