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International Business Management
Year: 2016  |  Volume: 10  |  Issue: 19  |  Page No.: 4588 - 4591

A Study of the Attitude of AIDS Patients Regarding Mass Media and its Impact on Patients’ Anxiety

Mohammad Mahboubi, Babak Rastegari Mehr, Zinab Mirzai Dostan, Atefeh Zahedi, Sasan Ghorbani Kalkhaje and Mohsen Mohammadi    

Abstract: This study was conducted with the aim of exploring the impact of mass media on AIDS from the perspective of individuals with AIDS and its impact on the anxiety of these individuals in the city Abadan. This cross-sectional study was conducted on individuals with AIDS in a sample of 15 individuals. The sampling was done using convenience method and included all individuals that had AIDS and were willing to participate in the study. The data collection tool was questionnaire. In this study most of the participants were female (71.4% female against 26.7% male) and in the 30-40 years old age group (60% ). About 42.9% of the participants. A higher percentage of the women had anxiety, compared with men. The mean and standard deviation of the extent of dealing with AIDS by the mass media were 11.46±3.77. The extent of using AIDS related media programs was 13.53±4.56. As the mass media has an important role in giving information to people and increasing the knowledge of people including AIDS patients and as knowledge can be accompanied by reduction of anxiety, it is recommended that some actions be done for production of educational programs on AIDS and the ways for coping with stress in different groups of people in the society.

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