Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Older adults' knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS
by Queen, Michelle, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 66; 1600593
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate older adults’ knowledge and perceived susceptibility to HIV/AIDS and their perception of self-efficacy in avoiding HIV/AIDS. Older adults (n = 33) from a local senior center completed the AIDS Questionnaire measuring these concepts. Findings indicated no correlation between knowledge and perceived susceptibility, however, knowledge was strongly correlated with self-efficacy. The findings indicated that knowledge of HIV/AIDS was a significant predictor of self-efficacy. In this sample, additional findings indicated a statistically significant difference between ethnicity and HIV/AIDS knowledge. Asians reported lower knowledge, yet had higher perceived susceptibility and self-efficacy than other ethnic groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: White, Barbara
Commitee: Claver, Maria, Fisher, Dennis G.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gerontology, Public health
Keywords: AIDS, HIV, Older adults
Publication Number: 1600593
ISBN: 9781339096575
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