J Agric Med Community Health.  2018 Dec;43(4):213-223. 10.5393/JAMCH.2018.43.4.213.

A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Prevention Behavior of Tuberculosis in Male High School Students

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Cheongam College, Suncheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea. wjdgus0063@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the knowledge, attitude and preventive behaviors of tuberculosis in male high school students and to identify the factors influencing preventive behaviors and to provide basic data for the development of prevention programs for tuberculosis of male high school students.
METHODS
This study was conducted from May 1, 2018 to May 30, 2018, and six high school students in S city and Y city of Jeonnam were selected. 465 male high school students in the first grade were selected. Collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, pearsons's correlation and Multiple regression analysis by SPSS/WIN 21.0 program
RESULTS
As a result, the knowledge score was 11.92, the attitude score was 28.32 and the prevention behavior score was 30.07. All of these correlations were statistically correlated. In addition, factors influencing preventive actions against tuberculosis were attitude toward tuberculosis, exercise, health status, and sleep time
CONCLUSIONS
Based on the above results, it is thought that to improve the preventive behavior of tuberculosis in male high school students, it is necessary to develop a practice-oriented program for forming healthy lifestyle as well as to change the attitude toward tuberculosis positively.

Keyword

High school student; Tuberculosis; Knowledge; Attitude; Preventive Behavior

MeSH Terms

Humans
Jeollanam-do
Life Style
Male*
Tuberculosis*
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