Objective:To assess HIV-AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and preventive behavior of pregnant Korean women before designing patient and public education programs. Design: Pre-experimental cross-sectional survey. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Convenience sample of 409 women at six prenatal clinics in Seoul, Korea, in 1993. Outcome Measures: HIV-AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and preventive behavior. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires. Findings: The women described high levels of knowledge about HIV and AIDS risk factors but less knowledge about transmission of the virus, as well as attitudes of rejection toward unrelated people with HIV/AIDS; 16% provided condoms for their husband's use in extramarital sex, the primary risk behavior. Conclusions: Korean women are at risk for heterosexual transmission of HIV despite knowledge of risk factors. Clinical Implications: Korean education programs for women should focus on modes of heterosexual transmission, care of individuals with HIV or AIDS, self-assessment of HIV-AIDS risk, and self protection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Scholarship|
|State||Published - 1996|
- Korean women
- Preventive behavior
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