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Table 2 Comparison of attitude level before and after the symposium about post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

From: Occupational exposure to HIV in a developing country: assessing knowledge and attitude of healthcare professional before and after an awareness symposium

  Before symposium n (%) After symposium n (%) McNemar’s test P value
PEP is important for primary prevention
 Agree 286 (78.4) 325 (89.7) 35.99 < 0.001
 Disagree 37 (10.1) 31 (8.6)   
 Don’t know 42 (11.5) 6 (1.7)   
Training of PEP important for change in clinical practice
 Agree 329 (90.1) 354 (98) 24.15 < 0.001
 Disagree 6 (1.6) 2 (0.6)   
 Don’t know 30 (8.2) 5 (1.4)   
There should be PEP guideline in work areas
 Agree 340 (93.2) 352 (97.2) 14.33 0.001
 Disagree 7 (1.9) 8 (2.2)   
 Don’t know 18 (4.9) 2 (0.6)   
PEP reduce likelihood of being HIV positive
 Agree 290 (79.5) 339 (94.2) 51.28 < 0.001
 Disagree 15 (4.1) 16 (4.4)   
 Don’t know 60 (16.4) 5 (1.4)   
PEP is indicated for sharp injuries during patient management
 Agree 247 (67.7) 308 (84.9) 57.02 < 0.001
 Disagree 41 (11.2) 44 (12.1)   
 Don’t know agree 77 (21.1) 11 (3.0)