EDUCATORS’ KNOWLEDGE AND STANDPOINTS ON BONE MARROW DONATION

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https://doi.org/10.22159/ijms.2021.v10i1.43200

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Tissue and Organ Procurement, Organ Transplantation, Attitudes, Motivation, Volunteers

Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of the study are what is the degree of registration of educators, what is the attitude of educators about organ donation, and what are the factors related to the decision to donate.

Methods: It is a quantitative cross-sectional study using a structured questionnaire. A sample consisted of 208 teachers with the greater predominance of women. Logarithmic regression was applied to determine the effect of demographics, knowledge evaluation, and evaluation of views toward the possibility of registration in the body donor register.

Results: Out of the participants, 7.5% are registered in the organ donor and 20.5% are active body donors. One in two wants to become an organ donor. The views evaluation on a scale with a minimum of 23 and a maximum of 115 was 87.58 (9.62). The knowledge evaluation on a scale with a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 was 2.17 (1.46). The underlying impression of participants on their knowledge of organ donation on a scale of 1–6 was 3.18 (1.47). The 45–50 age group is 19.9 times more likely to be registered and the evaluation of views increases.

Conclusion: The degree of registration in donor registers (7.5%) is considered low. The assessment of attitudes 87.58 and knowledge 2.17 (1.46) is considered also insufficient. The main source of knowledge is the media. It is necessary to increase the contribution of more reliable sources (academic studies, ministry, and information actions).

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Published

23-12-2021

How to Cite

KARAKOSTA, V., & NIKITIDIS, N. (2021). EDUCATORS’ KNOWLEDGE AND STANDPOINTS ON BONE MARROW DONATION. Innovare Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijms.2021.v10i1.43200

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