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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Organ Donation among Care Givers of Patient

D. Priya

Keywords : Organ Donation, knowledge and attitude

Citation Information : Priya D. Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Organ Donation among Care Givers of Patient. 2018; 11 (3):21-23.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-3-21

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Organ donation is a genuine way of saving the life of others. Organ donation should be seen as the gift of life. But people are having very less knowledge regarding organ donation. The objectives were to assess the knowledge, attitude and willingness regarding organ donation, to associate knowledge and attitude on organ donation with selected. Demographic variables such as gender, religion, educational status, residence and occupation among care givers of patients. A cross sectional design was used. A total of 300 samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique. The result of the study revealed 181(60%) had inadequate knowledge and 98(33%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 21(7%) had adequate knowledge about organ donation. The level of attitude of the subject 288(96%) of them had favourable attitude and 12(4%) of them had unfavourable attitude. Regarding willingness 123(41%) of care givers were willing to donate the organ, 177(59%) not willing to donate the organ. There was a significant association of knowledge and attitude between demographic variables such as residence, educational status and occupation (p<0.001).


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