Ben J. Atchison, Betty J. Beard, Lula B. Lester; Occupational Therapy Personnel and AIDS: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Fears. Am J Occup Ther 1990;44(3):212-217. doi: 10.5014/ajot.44.3.212.
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This study explored the attitudes, knowledge, and fears of occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants regarding AIDS and HIV. The 119 respondents’ scores related to knowledge and fear revealed that many had significant fears about AIDS, which in turn may inhibit their willingness to care for persons with AIDS. The respondents also indicated a need for specific information about the condition, including current research data and information on infection control.
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