Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 2873-2877
Date of Publication: 30-09-2016
CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS TOWARDS ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION
Vinay KV *1, Beena N 2, Sachin KS 3, Praveen S 4.
*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Academy of medical sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur district, Kerala, India.
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
4 Post Graduate final year, Department of Anatomy, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Address: Dr. Vinay Kumar. V, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India-575018. Ph:+917795767676
Introduction: A lot of advancement in the field of transplant surgeries is made recently. There is a rising gap between organ demand and supply. This is mainly due to lack of knowledge about organ donation and transplantation even among medical professionals.
Objectives: 1) The objective of present study is to assess the knowledge and attitudes about organ donation & transplantation amog medial students during their first and final MBBS course. 2) To evaluate the role of 3 years of medical education on the students opinions. 3) To determine the misconception and ambiguities about organ donation and transplantation.
Materials and Methods: This is a questionarie based study done on MBBS students when they were in first year , then after 3 year duration when they were in Fial MBBS. The data were expressed as percentages (%) of anwers to each questions. The results were subjected to student t test.
Implications: These observation of the present study show that the knowledge and attitudes of students did not significantly change during their routine three year medical curriculum. These observations will support the necessasity for an education program which focuses on organ donation and transplantation. An education program regarding organ donation and transplantation is essential especially for medical students who will be the future doctors who will be the first person to build relationship with the potential donor’s family. The main motivational force for organ donation was media. The perceived reasons by the students for not donating organs was of the reason that the donated organs may be misused. This study will improve the understanding and enable acceptability of organ donation by medical fraternity and the society as a whole.
Key Words: Organ donation, Awareness, Knowledge.
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Vinay KV, Beena N, Sachin KS, Praveen S. CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS TOWARDS ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(3):2873-2877. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.359