Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
versión impresa ISSN 0120-5307
CONEJEROS VALLEJOS, Irma et al. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of nurses and nursing students towards HIV/AIDS. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.3, pp. 345-354. ISSN 0120-5307.
Objective. To describe attitudes, knowledge and perceptions of nurses and nursing students towards the people who live with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Methodology. Bibliographic study in which six electronic databases were searched using the key words: "attitude", "knowledge", "nursing", perceptions", "HIV/AIDS". Publications between 1998 and 2007 were considered. Results. 560 articles limited by scientific researches or ministerial reports membership were retrieved. Finally a total of 38 publications were selected, the analysis showed that the level of knowledge of nurses and nursing students about PLWHA is good and the attitudes towards HIV/AIDS have improved over time. Nurses and nursing students have been able to identify both positive and negative aspects in the PLWHA care personally and professionally because there is a more favourable perception. Conclusion. There are few studies in Latin America and Chile that study the attitudes and knowledge of the studied population towards PLWHA. According to publications found the knowledge and attitudes have improved because the perception is more favourable.
Palabras llave : attitude; knowledge; nursing; HIV; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.