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Research Article  |   March 1990
Knowledge and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy Students Regarding AIDS
Author Affiliations
  • Tarin Ann Vincent, MOT, OTR/L, at the time of this study, was an occupational therapy student in the master’s degree program at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas. She is currently a Staff Occupational Therapist at Columbus Hospital, Great Falls, Montana. (Mailing address: 500 15th Avenue South, PO Box 5013, Great Falls, Montana 59403)
  • Janette K. Schkade, PhD, OTR, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas
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Education of OTs and OTAs / Education
Research Article   |   March 1990
Knowledge and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy Students Regarding AIDS
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 205-210. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.205
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 205-210. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.205
Abstract

In this pilot study, knowledge regarding AIDS was tested in 36 occupational therapy students and 33 education students. Also measured were the students’ attitudes toward AIDS patients and the resulting health care controversies. An analysis of the results revealed no significant differences in knowledge between the two groups. Attitudinal differences between the two groups, however, were significant for two items. Implications for occupational therapy curricula are discussed.