Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian students toward organ donation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623839
Title:
Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian students toward organ donation
Authors:
Ibrahim, Musa Saulawa; Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
The Nigerian transplantation program is evolving but is currently over-reliant on living donors. If deceased donation is to be viable in Nigeria, it is important to ascertain the views of the public. The objective of the study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian international students toward organ donation. A cross-sectional study was conducted among Nigerian international students of the University of Bedfordshire through the use of a modified self-administered questionnaire. The participants were recruited by means of purposive sampling. Of the 110 questionnaires distributed, 103 were returned fully completed (response rate = 93.6%). A significant majority (93.2%) of the participants are aware of organ donation, and 76.7% have a good knowledge on the subject. Furthermore, more than half (52.8%) of the participants have a positive attitude toward organ donation, and less than half (42.8%) have favorable behavior toward it. Higher knowledge does not correlate to either positive attitude or behavior, but a positive attitude is correlated with favorable behavior toward donation. The attitudes and behavior of the respondents toward organ donation is not commensurate with the level of knowledge they possess. This highlights the urgent need for well-structured educational programs on deceased organ donation. BACKGROUND METHODS RESULTS CONCLUSIONS
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Ibrahim M, Randhawa G (2017) 'Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian students toward organ donation', Transplantation Proceedings, 49 (8), pp.1691-1697.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Transplantation Proceedings
Issue Date:
18-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623839
DOI:
10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.04.011
PubMed ID:
28923609
Additional Links:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041134517305225
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0041-1345
EISSN:
1873-2623
Appears in Collections:
Health

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dc.contributor.authorIbrahim, Musa Saulawaen
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-11T11:48:25Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-11T11:48:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-18-
dc.identifier.citationIbrahim M, Randhawa G (2017) 'Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian students toward organ donation', Transplantation Proceedings, 49 (8), pp.1691-1697.en
dc.identifier.issn0041-1345-
dc.identifier.pmid28923609-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.04.011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623839-
dc.description.abstractThe Nigerian transplantation program is evolving but is currently over-reliant on living donors. If deceased donation is to be viable in Nigeria, it is important to ascertain the views of the public. The objective of the study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian international students toward organ donation. A cross-sectional study was conducted among Nigerian international students of the University of Bedfordshire through the use of a modified self-administered questionnaire. The participants were recruited by means of purposive sampling. Of the 110 questionnaires distributed, 103 were returned fully completed (response rate = 93.6%). A significant majority (93.2%) of the participants are aware of organ donation, and 76.7% have a good knowledge on the subject. Furthermore, more than half (52.8%) of the participants have a positive attitude toward organ donation, and less than half (42.8%) have favorable behavior toward it. Higher knowledge does not correlate to either positive attitude or behavior, but a positive attitude is correlated with favorable behavior toward donation. The attitudes and behavior of the respondents toward organ donation is not commensurate with the level of knowledge they possess. This highlights the urgent need for well-structured educational programs on deceased organ donation. BACKGROUND METHODS RESULTS CONCLUSIONSen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041134517305225en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectNigeriaen
dc.subjectorgan donationen
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Nigerian students toward organ donationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2623-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalTransplantation Proceedingsen
dc.date.updated2020-02-11T11:45:55Z-

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