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Korean J Health Promot 2018 ; 18 (2) : p.83~89
The Knowledge, Attitudes on Tuberculosis for the Foreign Students of a Domestic University

Young-Su Park1, Byung-Wook Yoo2

1Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea 2Department of Family Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea


Background: The purpose of this study was identified the level of knowledge, attitudes on tuberculosis for the foreign students of a domestic university, to develop an prevention educational program designed to improve the level of knowledge, attitudes on tuberculosis.
Methods: This study used a descriptive design in the foreign students of Soonchunhyang University. The participants were 118 foreign students, measurements included a socio-demographic and knowledge, attitudes on tuberculosis. Data were collected from November to December, 2016, with a self-reported questionnaire. The statistical analyses were performed with SPSS version 24.0 software (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA).
Results: The mean scores of knowledge, attitudes on tuberculosis for the foreign students were 16.05 (±4.52), 3.20 (±0.38). The knowledge on tuberculosis for foreign students was significantly different in country (F=11.76, P<0.001), fatigue (t=2.40, P=0.018), smoking (t=2.45, P=0.016). The attitudes on tuberculosis for foreign students was significantly different in country (F=9.94, P<0.001), fatigue (t=2.25, P=0.026). In the correlation analysis, the knowledge (r=0.760) positively correlated with the attitudes on tuberculosis for the foreign students (P<0.001).
Conclusions: These finding indicate that development of educational programs to improve the level of knowledge, attitudes on tuberculosis for the foreign students. Also, future research needed to development the tuberculosis prevention educational programs.
Korean J Health Promot 2018;18(2):83-89

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Knowledge, Attitudes


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