Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2020, Page: 1-9
Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Condom Among College Students in Bangladesh
Mosammat Beauty Begum, National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Muhammed Tajul Islam, Coxsbazar Medical College Hospital, Coxsbazar, Bangladesh
Abu Sayeed Mohammad Anwarul Kabir, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Received: Jan. 28, 2020;       Accepted: Feb. 13, 2020;       Published: Feb. 19, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20200601.11      View  502      Downloads  310
Background: Condom is the most popular barrier methods of family planning. Using condom is the only contraceptive method that can protect against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV / AIDS and prevent up to 80-95% of HIV/AIDS transmission. Objective: To assess the knowledge and attitude regarding condom among college students in Bangladesh. Methods: A descriptive correlational study was conducted with a sample of 172 those were randomly selected from selected college of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Data were collected by the researcher using face-to-face interview with developed questionnaire of 54 items in 2 dimensions Knowledge and Attitude regarding condom. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics two sample t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation. Results: The mean age of the students was 18.01 years, 80.2% of them were Muslim. Only 22.7% of the female students were married. All of them were satisfactory knowledge but 52.9% had negative attitude regarding condom. Findings showed that higher knowledge regarding condom was significantly related with student’s higher age (F=27.14; p=.000), education (t=6.276; p=.000), father’s (F=30.851; p=.000), and mother’s (F=3.222 p=.042) occupation of job and business, more than 4 family members (F=11.086; p=.000), higher monthly family income (F=22.703; p=.000), known someone with STDs (t=-6.702; p=.000), joined to any seminar (t=-15.322; p=.000), and had source of information about condom (r=.712; p=.000) than others. Female students showed significantly (t=-3.719; p=.000) positive attitude than male. Student’s those father’s occupation were job and business (F=7.078; p=.001), more than 4 family members (F=5.652; p=.004), known someone with STDs (t=-2.606; p=.010) and joined to any seminar (t=2.584; p=.001) about STDs showed significantly positive attitude regarding condom than other. Muslim had significantly (t=-2.871 p=.005) negative attitude towards condom than other. The relationship of knowledge and attitude regarding condom were revealed positive correlation (r=.955; p=.004). Conclusion: Result suggested that age, sex, religion, education, source of information, knowledge of condom was influenced to attitude regarding condom. Therefore, nursing educational program on condom is recommended.
Condom, Knowledge, Attitude, College, Student, Bangladesh
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Mosammat Beauty Begum, Muhammed Tajul Islam, Abu Sayeed Mohammad Anwarul Kabir, Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Condom Among College Students in Bangladesh, International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20200601.11
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