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A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Nursing Students Regarding Organ Donation after Death in a Selected College at Bangalore

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 1206-1210

Keywords : Organ Donation; Donor; Knowledge; Attitude;

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The need for greater willingness to donate organs has been well-documented. Over 4,000 people die each year because a suitable donor cannot be found. Recent statistics indicate that over 71,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists. The descriptive study attempts to assess the knowledge and Attitude of nursing students regarding organ donation after death in Selected Nursing College at Bangalore. The objectives of study were to assess the knowledge and attitude of nursing students regarding organ donation and to correlate the knowledge regarding organ donation with the attitude regarding organ donation among nursing students. A non-experimental descriptive survey design was used for the study. 100 Nursing students were selected by non-probability quota sampling technique and data was collected using structured questionnaire and the results were described using descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall knowledge regarding organ donation among the nursing students, mean, SD and mean percentage was 11.59, 2.49 and 77.27 respectively , the attitude regarding organ donation among the nursing students mean, SD and mean percentage was 28.03, 7.10 and 70.08 respectively. Correlation between the level of knowledge and practice was found to be 0.83. The chi-square finding reveals that there is significant association between the knowledge and course of studying, previous experience with donor and source of information and there is significant association found between the attitude with the gender of the student, previous experience with donor, source of information and type of residence. The education, Family And Mass medias can play a important role in promoting the attitude of organ donation The results of this study support a greater emphasis on providing information regarding transplantation in nursing colleges to improve the knowledge of future heath care professionals about transplantation and organ donation issues.

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