ABSTRACT: Survey of knowledge of Czech and Romanian women about STIs and their perception of sources of the information.
Anonymous questionnare survey of the sample of 1011 Czech and 1001 Romanian women aged 15 to 50.
The doctor or the psychologist is considered to be the most reliable source of information about STIs, the Czech women prefer information from books and papers, Romanian women consider the close persons to be more better source of information than Czech women. The Czech women know better the realy effective methods of STI prevention and situations which are risky from the possible HIV/AIDS infection, Romanian ones more often believe in non effective methods of prevention and more often are afraid of situations, which are not dangerous and more often were not able to answer the questions at all.
Romanian women have worse konwledge in the area of STIs than Czech ones. They are also more credulous to information from different sources, especially to those provided by experts or by close persons.
Ceska gynekologie / Ceska lekarska spolecnost J. Ev. Purkyne 07/2009; 74(3):240-5.