Attitude of General Population towards Organ Donation in a Rural Community of Ernakulam District
Keywords:Attitude, General Population, Organ Donation
Background: Organ donation is defined as an act of giving one or more organs, without compensation, for transplantation to another person. For many of the end stage organ diseases, organ transplantation is the most preferred treatment. The need for organ transplantation is higher than the availability. For the transplantation program to be successful awareness regarding organ donation is needed and people must have a positive attitude towards donating organs. The present study was undertaken to assess the attitude of general population towards organ donation residing in a rural community of Ernakulam District. Materials and methods: A descriptive analytical survey was conducted to assess the attitude of general population towards organ donation. A 5 point likert scale was used to assess the attitude towards organ donation. 100 subjects were selected using convenient sampling technique. The collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics Results: The results of the study revealed that among 100 subjects, 81% of general population were having positive attitude, 19% were having neutral attitude and none of the subjects were having negative attitude towards organ donation. Even though majority of subjects were having positive attitude towards organ donation only 34% subjects were willing for organ donation. There was a significant association between the attitude of general population towards organ donation with demographic variables like religion and history of organ transplantation among family members/ relatives/ friends at P<0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The study revealed that majority of the participants were having positive attitude towards organ donation.
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Kachappillil AJ, Thankachan A, George AK, Mathew B. Attitude of General Population towards Organ Donation in a Rural Community of Ernakulam District. Int J HealthCare Edu & Med Inform 2020; 7(1&2): 16-20.
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