Background: Given the decisive role of youth in spreading the risk of AIDS infection, education and increasing knowledge is one of the most important ways of controlling the disease. Aim: The present study aimed to assess the effect of an educational pamphlet on knowledge and attitude of non-medical students about AIDS in University of Khash in Iran. Methods: This pre-test post-test quasi-experimental study was performed on 80 non-medical univocal students that were selected using the random sampling method. Data were collected through a researcher made questionnaire based on the study objectives; that controllability has been approved by a number of expert faculty members. The questionnaire was filled out before the educational intervention and 40 days later. Findings: Mean score of knowledge and attitude after the intervention increased from 7.76 to 15 and from 4.4 to 10.06, respectively (P<0.005). Conclusion: Since the effect of educational pamphlet on promotion of students' knowledge and attitude was approved and given the low mean score of knowledge to other non-medical students regarding prevention and control of AIDS.
Shirzad Arianmehr, Majid Dastras, Mohammad Rakhshani, Hossein Moein