IJCRR - 7(16), August, 2015
KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS REGARDING ORGAN DONATION
Author: Sahana B.N., Sangeeta M.
Introduction: Medical advances have resulted in transplant surgeries today that are very successful. The demand for organs for transplantation continues to vastly surpass the inadequate supply capacity all over the world.Healthcare professionals are the key link in the organ procurement process.Healthcare professional’s knowledge, attitude and practices are essential factors in fostering an environment that positively influences organ donation rates.
Materials and Method: A total of 141first year Medical students were included in the study. Data of this cross sectional study was collected by self-administered questionnaire.
Results and Conclusion: Percentage of correct responses was calculated to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices and we documented the limitations in knowledge and practices regarding organ donation in first year medical students. The need of the hour is to introduce the subject at an early stage in medical curriculum to bridge the gap that exists in their knowledge on the same.
Keywords: Organ, Campaign, Donor, Recipient
Sahana B.N., Sangeeta M.. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS REGARDING ORGAN DONATION International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(16), August, 74-77
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