International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge regarding organ donation among patients admitted in NMCH, Nellore
Megilin Bose C, Latha P and Dr. Indira S
Background: Organ donation is the gift of an individual to help someone who needs a transplant organ transplantation has greatly improved the grim outlook of patients suffering from end stage organ failure. “When we donate life, we give someone more than restored health and wellbeing, we give them hope for a better tomorrow”. The gift of donated organ and tissue provides recipients with the Opportunity to regain health and productive lives. The donor’s family also views their loved one’s gift of donated organs and tissue as a source of comfort during a time of intense sorrow.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding organ donation among patients.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge among patients regarding organ donation.
2. To associate the level of knowledge regarding organ donation among patients with their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 Patients admitted in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique method.
Results: Regarding the level of knowledge among patients, 25(25%) had poor knowledge, 72(72%) had average knowledge and 3(3%) had good knowledge regarding organ donation.