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International Journal of Forensic Medicine

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Assessment of knowledge and attitude of medical students for organ donation


Author(s): Dr. Himanshu Sharma

Abstract: Background: Organ transplantation is the most preferred treatment for many of the end-stage organ diseases as it increases life expectancy. Besides long-term survival benefits, organ donation also improves quality of life in many circumstances. Aim of the study: To assess knowledge and attitude of medical students for organ donation. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in the Department of Forensic Medicine of the mental institutions. A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among undergraduate dental students of the medical institute. The study sample comprised of first-, second-, third-and fourth-year medical students. Anonymity and confidentiality of respondents were maintained and participation was voluntary. Results: We observed that knowledge scores were similar among students of different genders, years of study and different religions. Knowledge scores were high as compared to other parameters. Mean scores for attitude were lower as compared to knowledge scores, however, were similar in different groups. Mean scores for practice were quite low in all the groups. Conclusion: In conclusion, knowledge, attitude and practice of organ donation was significantly correlated for medical students. However, our study was limited to healthcare professionals and thus, cannot be summed up for the community.

DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2019.v1.i1a.1

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Dr. Himanshu Sharma. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of medical students for organ donation. Int J Forensic Med 2019;1(1):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2019.v1.i1a.1
International Journal of Forensic Medicine