Research Paper | Pathology | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017
Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Blood Donation among Dental Undergraduates
Faazila Fathima, Dr. Gheena.S
Abstract: Objective The objective of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practices towards blood donation. MethodsA questionnaire consisting of 19 questions were framed based on knowledge and attitude towards blood donation online in survey planet app. The link was sent to dental undergraduates. They were explained about the purpose of the study. The questions were carefully studied and the corresponding answers were marked by them. The study population consisted of students who were approximately 17-25 years of age. Result The level of knowledge and attitude among dental students was good. Majority of them got a score of more than 60 % on knowledge based and a score of 75 % on attitude based questions. However, it was observed that 55 % of the students had not donated blood.70 % of them were aware of the screening tests done and also of the spread of infectious diseases through blood transfusion. Conclusion Although the demand for blood supply has progressively increased in developing countries, evidences indicate that there is a shortage of blood and blood products. Thus, identifying the attitude and knowledge of people on blood donation is necessary to overcome these problems.
Keywords: Blood, donation, knowledge, attitude, dental undergraduates
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,
Pages: 125 - 126
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Faazila Fathima, Dr. Gheena.S, "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Blood Donation among Dental Undergraduates", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=7041720, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017, 125 - 126
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