An assessment of the attitude, knowledge and practices on sexually transmitted diseases/infections among medical students studying at Kampala International University Western Campus, Ishaka Town Bushenyi District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
STD does still remain a great public health problem of major significance in most part of the world. Incidence of acute STD is believed to be high among sexually active adolescents worldwide due to changes and development in their lives [UNAIDS 1997). The study aimed at establishing the attitude, knowledge and practices on STDS among students studying at Kampala International University Western Campus in Ishaka town. A great percentage of anticipated respondents participated in this study making the response rate of 96 %. Among these respondents (65%) were males and (35%) were females. The age distribution of the respondents showed that most of the respondents (50%) were between 20-25 years old. From respondents (50%) were followers of the Catholic faith and followed other religions. Majority (76%) of the respondents were living near campus and (24%) of them are from rural area. Majority of (60%) of respondents were single, and others were in a relationship. During the study period (70.9%) of the respondents were living in hostel,(15.6%) were living with rental house, and (13.5%) were living with other relative house. Even if most of the respondents had knowledge about STIs, still there are misconceptions and their practice remained quite low. Behavioral change, communication and demonstration be done regularly as part of the routine service and through the out reach9 school Visit) program about optional prevention and control of sexual transmission infection practice to all students who come to health institute and outreach services especially preparatory school
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
Sexually transmitted diseases/infections, Medical students, Kampala International University-Western Campus, Bushenyi District