Vision is a person’s most highly valued sense. The concept of donating one’s eyes is still a thought for most people. Most of us can have the privilege of being an eye donor and giving the special gift of sight. The aim of the study was to assess the awareness and attitude regarding eye donation among nursing students. A descriptive approach was selected and 150 nursing students were selected with probability stratified disproportionate sampling technique. Data was collected by using a self administered structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale. Analysis of data was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Out of 150 nursing students, majority of respondents 49.3% were between the age 21-24 years, 40% were in B.Sc Nursing course, maximum students i.e.36.7% were from first year, 68.7% were residing in hostel, 93.3% were unmarried, 70% belongs to nuclear family, 23% were having family income in the range of Rs 15,001-20,000, Educational status of father of 38.7% students were graduate , educational status of mother of 52% students were matric, 54% received information regarding eye donation from mass media. The analyzed data revealed that 50.7% nursing students were having poor awareness and 79.3% nursing students were having positive attitude regarding eye donation. There was significant correlation between awareness and attitude among nursing students regarding eye donation. There was significant association of awareness among nursing students regarding eye donation with their age, course, and source of information. Moreover, there was significant association of attitude of nursing students regarding eye donation with their course and religion.
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Ritika Verma, Rashmi Choudhary. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Awareness and Attitude regarding Eye Donation among Nursing Students of a Selected College of Nursing of District Mohali. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(1):69-74. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00014.4