Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
version ISSN 1561-3194
DIAZ VALDES, Katia; REINOSO DIAZ, Maite; MILO PUENTES, María Isabel and IGLESIAS IGLESIAS, Modesto Antonio. Educational intervention about HIV/AIDS with students of Technology in Dentistry Care. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 20-31. ISSN 1561-3194.
An analytical, longitudinal and prospective study with a group intervention among students of the second and third academic courses in Technology in Dentistry Care was conducted at "Simon Bolivar" Affiliated Health Institute in Pinar del Rio from September 2009 to July 2010 with the purpose of identifying knowledge of the students about HIV/AIDS to apply and educational program which could contribute to increase awareness of prevention and early diagnosis of the disease. The sample included all the students from the second (28) and third (37) academic years respectively, a survey was put into effect before and after the application of the educational program, following the three stages planned: diagnosis, intervention and assessment. To compare the effects of the survey before and after its application the tests of Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney were made, achieving a very significant difference regarding the level of knowledge acquired by the students, which increased in 92.3% after the intervention, demonstrating the positive results of its application; reaching the creation of health promoters and communicators to develop the training of the rest of the students of the specialty as well.
Keywords : ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME [prevention & control].