Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

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A study to Assess the knowledge and Attitude Regarding Organ Donation among Undergraduate Students Studying in a Selected Arts and Science College, at Guntur



Address:   Dr. K. Lalitha, Dr. R. Pushpamala, M. Bramaramba
Lalitha College of Nursing, Guntur (A.P)
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ABSTRACT:
ABSTRACT: Objectives of the Study: • To assess the knowledge of students regarding the organ donation • To assess the attitude towards organ donation in adolescents • To assess the existing level of knowledge and attitude of organ donation among adolescents • To determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the knowledge and attitude of organ donation among adolescents • To find the association between post test knowledge scores with their selected demographic variables Operational Definitions: Assess: It refers to estimate the quality of attitude and knowledge of adolescents in selected Arts and Science Colleges. Knowledge: It refers to the ideas expressed by the adolescents related to organ donation among undergraduate students. Attitude: It refers to feelings expressed by the adolescents related to organ donation among undergraduate students. Adolescents: In this study the term adolescence refers to the college students who are in the first year degree class. Effectiveness: It refers to desired changes brought about the structured teaching programme on the knowledge and attitude of adolescents regarding organ donation in selected colleges. Structured Teaching Program: It refers system of planned instruction desired to impart information in order to gain knowledge regarding organ donation of adolescents in selected Arts and Science Colleges. Organ Donation: It refers to removal of specific tissues of the human body from a person who has recently died or from a living donor, for the purpose of transplanting them into other persons. HYPOTHESIS: Hypothesis-I: There will be significant difference between pretest and post test score regarding organ donation among undergraduate students. Hypothesis-II: There will be a significant association between knowledge and attitude of adolescents regarding organ donation in selected Arts and Science College. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Research Design: The research design selected for the study is a descriptive design, because the present study intends to identify the knowledge of and attitude of undergraduate students regarding organ donation. Setting of the Study: The setting selected for the present study was Abhyudaya Degree College in Guntur, A.P. In this study college students of all the three years of the course are present. We selected 1st year Degree students. The college function in all days except Sundays, the rationale for selection of this college was familiarity with setting, easy transport facility, administrative approach, cooperation and availability of the subjects. Target Population: The target population is the aggregate of the case about which the investigator would like to make generalizations. The undergraduate students who were studying 1st year Degree course at Abhyudaya Degree College, Guntur are the target population. Accessible Population: The accessible population is the aggregate of the undergraduate students conform to the designated criteria. The undergraduate students who are studying 1st year degree course at Guntur, are the accessible population. In the present study, population and study project of the sample were selected by using purposive sampling technique. For this a sample frame of the organ donation among undergraduate students in Abhyudaya Degree College was taken. In Abhyudaya Degree college, we proposed students to understand about the organ donation. Totally 50 sample for the final study were taken. Inclusion Criteria: The criteria that specify the characteristics of the sample population are referred to inclusion or legibility criteria. The inclusion criteria of the present study are: ? Undergraduate students in Abhyudaya Degree College ? Only female students ? Undergraduate students who are studying in 1st year degree course ? Students who can able to communicate in local language. Exclusion Criteria: The criteria that specify the exclusion criteria were: ? Students not willing to participate in the study ? Students studying II, III year degree course.
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K. Lalitha, R. Pushpamala, M. Bramaramba. A study to Assess the knowledge and Attitude Regarding Organ Donation among Undergraduate Students Studying in a Selected Arts and Science College, at Guntur. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(2): April- June 2014; Page 195-202.
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