Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Understanding chlamydia and its prevention among the African American community through graduate nursing students
by Afuwape, Susan A., M.S./M.P.H., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 52; 1587880
Abstract (Summary)

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a commonly reported disease in the United States and contributes to a general rise in the number of STDs (CDC, 2012). As such, nursing professionals should be aware of chlamydia and the risks it poses, particularly to high-incidence populations. This project examined the correlation between chlamydia knowledge survey scores and characteristics from a convenience sample of 30 male and female graduate nursing students. The purpose was to assess whether nursing graduate students had current knowledge of chlamydia and its prevention. ANOVA and t-tests were used to analyze and compare chlamydia knowledge scores among males versus females, age, marital status, level of education, and ethnicity. Findings demonstrated no significant difference between the chlamydia score and variables, indicating that knowledge of chlamydia was equally spread among the demographic groups. This suggests that education about chlamydia and its prevention may be one of the best solutions to tackling the problem of chlamydia in the African American population. Further research on more potential variables is recommended to explore the topic further.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Forouzesh, Mohammed, Lopez-Zetina, Javier
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public health
Keywords: Chlamydia, Graduate students, Knowledge, Nursing, Prevention, Stds
Publication Number: 1587880
ISBN: 978-1-321-72326-7
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