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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Comparison of knowledge, attitude about organ donation among first year medical and engineering students


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Author Details : Lavanya V*, Kiranmai Vadapalli, P S Krishnamurthy, Sobha Kumari T, Rajagopal Asari K

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 408-414


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Abstract

Introduction: Organ transplantation is boon to medical profession. The lack of awareness and
misconceptions towards organ donation is consistently observed as major factor for current shortage of
organs in transplantation. Present study was done to know knowledge, attitude among first year medical
and engineering graduates of rural Kanyakumari district.
Aim: To study knowledge, attitude and beliefs about organ donation among first year medical and
engineering graduates.
Materials and Methods: 250 volunteers from medical and engineering first year students were studied
using a pre structured questionnaire. Data analysed by SPSS software.
Results: Comparing the knowledge amongst medical and engineering students, almost both the groups had
equal knowledge about the various parameters questioned. The knowledge was found to be least in both
the groups regarding awareness of legislation involved. Attitude also was in similar lines between both the
groups.
Conclusions: As per previous studies, understanding and attitude towards organ donation has progressed
from first year MBBS to internship. This shows that including “Organ donation” as part of curriculum will
enhance number of donors which is essential in today’s scenario.

Keywords: Organ donation, Knowledge, Attitude, Organ donation, Knowledge, Attitude.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2019.089

How to cite : Lavanya V, Vadapalli K, Krishnamurthy P S, Sobha Kumari T, Rajagopal Asari K, Comparison of knowledge, attitude about organ donation among first year medical and engineering students. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2019;6(4):408-414

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