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Knowledge & attitude towards voluntary blood donation among the undergraduate students of Nursing, Medicine and Mass communication students of Udupi district, Karnataka

*, Binil V and *, Elsa Sanatombi Devi (2011) Knowledge & attitude towards voluntary blood donation among the undergraduate students of Nursing, Medicine and Mass communication students of Udupi district, Karnataka. Nightingale Nursing Times.

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Abstract

Modern science is yet to invent an ideal substitute for blood and hence blood transfusion still remains a vital component of patient management. Thus availability and safety of blood and blood products are the two important issues of concern in medicine. Populations under the present investigation were students of Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) and MalekaManipal Medical College (MMMC) and a survey approach had been used. The sample size was 120; forty students from each college who were randomly selected. The study found that all students were in the age group of 19-20 years. Among 120 subjects, 69% were males and 31% were females and all were unmarried. The background of the students are the following:- 40 students were from MIC , 40 MBBS students from MMMC and 40 from nursing science. Among them 48 were Christian, 42 Hindus, 15 Muslims and 15 belonging to other religions. Majority of the subjects, 87 (72.5%) expressed average level of knowledge on voluntary blood donation and about 25 (20.83?%) of the subjects expressed low level of knowledge and a small minority of about 2 of the subjects expressed high level of knowledge. This shows that majority of subjects have average knowledge and hence there is a requirement to recognize the importance of voluntary blood donation. All subjects had positive attitude towards voluntary blood donation, which indicates a positive directional trend. The chi-square test of association reveals that there is no significant association between knowledge and selected demographic variables such as age, gender, religion and nationality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Voluntary Blood donation, Attitude & Knowledge and students
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Mangalore
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 06:44
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 06:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1604

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