Determinants of AIDS knowledge among construction workers

Bowen, P, Govender, R and Edwards, P 2018, 'Determinants of AIDS knowledge among construction workers', in Gorse, C and Neilson, C J (ed.) Proceedings of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 3-5 September 2018, pp. 281-290.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Determinants of AIDS knowledge among construction workers
Author(s) Bowen, P
Govender, R
Edwards, P
Year 2018
Conference name ARCOM 2018: Mental Health, Stress and Wellbeing
Conference location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Conference dates 3-5 September 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference 2018
Editor(s) Gorse, C and Neilson, C J
Publisher Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Place of publication United Kingdom
Start page 281
End page 290
Total pages 10
Abstract Accurate knowledge about AIDS transmission is pivotal to combating the spread of HIV infection and the risks of re-infection. Using multiple linear regression, the determinants of AIDS knowledge were investigated in a survey of 512 site-based construction workers in the Western Cape. Over a third of survey participants indicated poor levels of AIDS knowledge. Ethnicity, level of education, employment status and acquaintance with an HIV+ person were significant in predicting AIDS knowledge. Gender, age, multiple sex partners in the preceding 3 months and condom use at last sex were not found to be significant determinants of AIDS knowledge. Workplace interventions by employers, whilst focusing on all employees, should concentrate their efforts on identifying and targeting those demographic sub-populations that are at greatest risk of having poorer levels of AIDS knowledge.
Subjects Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) HIV/AIDS
AIDS knowledge
Construction workers
South Africa
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