Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610838
Title:
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Perceived Knowledge versus Actual Knowledge
Authors:
Ferguson, Heather; Topolski, Richard; Miller, Marc
Abstract:
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to be a serious problem, with potentially severe consequences. Past research has found that people may not seek out treatment for STIs because they do not know what symptoms to look for (Greenberg et al., 2002). The present study investigated many aspects of STI knowledge, including perceived knowledge and actually knowledge. Moreover, this study added a novel and applied aspect to the assessment of STI knowledge: visual knowledge. Overall, participants performed poorly on the actual STI knowledge, however, those who rated their knowledge as high performed significantly better than those who rated their knowledge as low. The data revealed two significant predictors of actual STI knowledge, level of STI education and number of previously contracted STIs. In addition, it was found that participants performed better on the written portion of the test than the visual portion of the test. The authors content that increased education may assist in reducing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
Affiliation:
Augusta State University
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
26-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610838
Additional Links:
http://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 1, Number 1 (2006)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorTopolski, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Marcen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T18:00:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-26T18:00:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610838en
dc.description.abstractSexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to be a serious problem, with potentially severe consequences. Past research has found that people may not seek out treatment for STIs because they do not know what symptoms to look for (Greenberg et al., 2002). The present study investigated many aspects of STI knowledge, including perceived knowledge and actually knowledge. Moreover, this study added a novel and applied aspect to the assessment of STI knowledge: visual knowledge. Overall, participants performed poorly on the actual STI knowledge, however, those who rated their knowledge as high performed significantly better than those who rated their knowledge as low. The data revealed two significant predictors of actual STI knowledge, level of STI education and number of previously contracted STIs. In addition, it was found that participants performed better on the written portion of the test than the visual portion of the test. The authors content that increased education may assist in reducing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/en
dc.titleSexually Transmitted Infections: Perceived Knowledge versus Actual Knowledgeen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAugusta State Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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