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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

Effectiveness of education program on knowledge about organ donation


1 Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Nursing, Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan; Department of Community Health Nursing, Symbiosis College of Nursing, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Symbiosis College of Nursing, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_121_19

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Background: Organ donation is when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person, legally, either by consent while the donor is alive or dead. To understand organ donation, it is first important to understand organ transplantation. A transplant is a medical procedure where one person's dysfunctional organ or tissue is replaced by that of a healthy person, thus restoring its function. The organ donation and transplantation system strive to honor the gift of donated organs by fully using those organs to save or improve the quality of the lives of transplant recipients. Objectives: The objectives are as follows: (1) to assess the knowledge regarding organ donation among nursing students studying at selected nursing colleges in Pune City and (2) to evaluate the effectiveness of education program on knowledge regarding organ donation, among nursing students studying at selected nursing colleges in Pune. Methodology: The design of the study is quantitative-one group pre-test and posttest design. The data of this study were collected by a self-structured questionnaire using the purposive sampling method. The questionnaire had two sections, namely to gather information regarding demographic variables and knowledge on organ donation. Results: Assessed the knowledge and perception regarding organ donation and result were found as follows: the pretest knowledge score of the students includes 16% had good, 70% had average, and 14% had poor score. The posttest knowledge score of the students includes 57% had good knowledge, 40% had average, and 3% had poor knowledge score. Conclusion: This study revealed that education program is effective to increase the knowledge on organ donation among nursing students.


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