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*Saniye ÇİMEN PhD, RN **Zuhal BAHAR PhD, RN *Candan ÖZTÜRK PhD, RN *Murat BEKTAŞ PhD student, RN *Dokuz Eylül University School of Nursing, Child Health.

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1 *Saniye ÇİMEN PhD, RN **Zuhal BAHAR PhD, RN *Candan ÖZTÜRK PhD, RN *Murat BEKTAŞ PhD student, RN *Dokuz Eylül University School of Nursing, Child Health and Disease Nursing Depertment, İzmir, Türkiye ** Dokuz Eylül University School of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Depertment, İzmir, Türkiye

2 •Number of people living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 (estimated) World 40.3 million Türkiye 1922 (population= ) Denmark 4504 (population= ) ( WHO, Unicef, UNAIDS 2006)

3 AİM OF STUDY 1.To comparison of Turkish and Danish nursing students’ attitudes toward persons with HIV/AIDS. 2. To examine the relation between attitudes and willingness to provide care for persons with HIV/AIDS in Turkish and Danish nursing students.

4 METHODS Research Type: A correlational descriptive research Sample: •The study sample consisted of 99 fourth years nursing students in total in students from Türkiye 47 students from Denmark. Danish Nursing Student Turkish Nursing Student Sex 93.6 % female % female Marital status 14.9 % married 11.5 % married Age (Mean) 27.2 ± 3.9 years 23.6 ± 1.5 years Caring person 23.4 % 13.5 % with HIV/AIDS Close contact 25.5 % 11.5 % with HIV / AIDS

5 METHODS- Scale •Data were collected using the AIDS Attitude Scale (AAS), developed by Bliwise et al. in Test-retest coefficient r =.92 The internal consistency coefficient α =.86, •Validity and reliability of Turkish adaptation was confirmed by Cimen, Bahar, Ozturk and Bektas Test-retest coefficient r=.82 The internal consistency coefficient α =.86. •It’s three subscales - Fear of contagion (Item 1-5, total point 5-30) - Negative Emotion (Item 6-9, total point 4-24) - Professional Resistance (Item 10-15, total point 6-36)

6 METHODS- Analyze •The scale was graded between •Showing a negative attitude as the point increase. •The data were analyzed using the Independent groups t-test and the Pearson correlation analysis.

7 Point Average FINDINGS t=2.126 p=.036

8 Point Average FINDINGS

9 Countryn Willingness to Care tp ± SS Türkiye525.6 ± Denmark478.6 ± 1.8 Table 2: Comparison of Turkish and Danish Nursing Students Willingness to Care for Person With HIV/AIDS Point Averages

10 Figure 3. Relationship of Turkish and Danish Nursing Students AIDS Attitude Scale and Willingness to Care Scores

11 CONCLUSION •Nursing students are likely to be in contact with persons/patients from various cultural backgrounds due to increasing cultural mobility. Therefore, lessons about AIDS and sexuality will certainly be included in their curriculum in order to equip nursing students with certain skills to provide care with cultural efficiency, improve their attitudes toward persons with HIV/AIDS and increase the willingness to provide medical care in Türkiye.

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