|Title:||Intention of residents in internal medicine to care for patients infected with HIV at a university hospital in Taiwan||Authors:||PING-CHUAN HSIUNG
|Issue Date:||2001||Journal Volume:||12||Journal Issue:||9||Start page/Pages:||602-608||Source:||International Journal of STD and AIDS||Abstract:||
The purpose of this study was to investigate internal medicine residents ’ HIV-related knowledge and their attitudes towards caring for HIV- infected patients, and determine the extent to which these variables influence their care-providing intention. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 56 internal medicine residents at an university hospital in Taiwan. Results showed residents’lack of sufficient knowledge was reflected by their inaccurate assessment of HIV-associated risk and their tendency to overuse protective gear in unnecessary situations. In general, residents expressed slightly positive attitudes with a neutral intention to care for HIV- infected patients. Knowledge and attitudes were significantly correlated with intention. The use of stepwise regression analysis revealed attitudes accounted for 59% of the variance in intention . Future efforts should focus on designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that address residents’ needs to ensure a solid HIV- related knowledge base, support their positive attitudes, address their ambivalent feelings toward providing HIV care, and enhance their intention to care for HIV infected patients.
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