Assessment of knowledge and attitude on organ donation among adults in selected areas

  • Jayabharathi B Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing, SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur
  • Sangeetha Jagdish G Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing, SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur
  • Devika M SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur
  • Akila M SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur

Abstract

Organ donation is defined as when a person gives consent for their organ to be removed, legally while the donor is alive or after death with the consent of the next of their kin. The present study aims to assess the knowledge and attitude on organ donation among adults in selected community areas. The study was conducted in selected areas at Maraimalai nagar, Kancheepuram district. The research design adopted for this study was a cross-sectional study design. 60 adults were selected by convenient sampling technique. Inclusion criteria include a. Adults who were between the age groups of 18-60 years. b. Adults who were available at the time of data collection. c. Adults who were able to write and read Tamil and English. Exclusion criteria include a — adults who were not willing to participate in the study. The self-structured questionnaire was prepared to assess the knowledge regarding organ donation among adults. The findings showed that majority 37(62%) adults had moderately favourable attitude, 23(38%) adults had a favourable attitude; no one had an unfavourable attitude towards organ donation. The results revealed, a highly significant positive correlation was found between knowledge and attitude regarding organ donation among adults at the level of p=0.001**. Awareness programme can be conducted to improve the knowledge, attitude regarding organ donation among adults.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Organ donation, Adults

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2019-04-15
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Jayabharathi B, Sangeetha Jagdish G, Devika M, & Akila M. (2019). Assessment of knowledge and attitude on organ donation among adults in selected areas. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(2), 782-786. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i2.252
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