Abstract In developing countries with a high prevalence of individuals co-infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB), urgent public health measures should be implemented to prevent the spread of both diseases. This study was performed by a combined acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-TB health team with the following aims: 1) to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice towards AIDS; 2) to identify target groups for health education (HE); 3) to evaluate HE impact; 4) to circulate correct information on AIDS and TB through target groups; and 5) to evaluate integration of AIDS and control TB activities. Secondary school students of Arua District, Uganda, participated in a standardized HE session (covering the key-points of AIDS and TB control) preceded by a pretest (multiple choice) questionnaire and followed 3 months later by the same questionnaire (post-test). The impact of HE on AIDS control was evaluated by comparing answers to pre- and post-test questionnaires and its influence on the TB programme by evaluating case-finding performances in the period preceding and following the survey. We analysed 1,478 questionnaires. The results of our study gave information on knowledge about AIDS, identified females and students < 16 yrs of age as good targets for HE, revealed that the impact of HE was significantly associated with improved knowledge, contributed to improved TB case-finding and offered suggestions for the integration of programmes. The survey represented an opportunity to create a stable AIDS/TB health team at district level.

AIDS and tuberculosis control programmes: an integrated approach at educational level.

SPANEVELLO, ANTONIO;
1996

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Abstract In developing countries with a high prevalence of individuals co-infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB), urgent public health measures should be implemented to prevent the spread of both diseases. This study was performed by a combined acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-TB health team with the following aims: 1) to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice towards AIDS; 2) to identify target groups for health education (HE); 3) to evaluate HE impact; 4) to circulate correct information on AIDS and TB through target groups; and 5) to evaluate integration of AIDS and control TB activities. Secondary school students of Arua District, Uganda, participated in a standardized HE session (covering the key-points of AIDS and TB control) preceded by a pretest (multiple choice) questionnaire and followed 3 months later by the same questionnaire (post-test). The impact of HE on AIDS control was evaluated by comparing answers to pre- and post-test questionnaires and its influence on the TB programme by evaluating case-finding performances in the period preceding and following the survey. We analysed 1,478 questionnaires. The results of our study gave information on knowledge about AIDS, identified females and students < 16 yrs of age as good targets for HE, revealed that the impact of HE was significantly associated with improved knowledge, contributed to improved TB case-finding and offered suggestions for the integration of programmes. The survey represented an opportunity to create a stable AIDS/TB health team at district level.
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME CONTROL - HEALTH EDUCATION - ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE STUDY - TUBERCULOIS CONTROL
Migliori, Gb; Spanevello, Antonio; Manfrin, V; Abongomera, A; Pedretti, Rf; Ballardini, L; Neri, M; Borghesi, A.
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