A Review to survey the Effectiveness of a Structured Teaching Program (STP) on Knowledge and Awareness Regarding Organ Donation Among Degree Students
A Chandrakala, Prof Dr U Jhansi Rani, Prof C Padmaja, K Shailaja
Structured teaching programme, Knowledge and Awareness, Organ Donation, Dree Students.
A quasi-experimental (pre/post-test) design was employed to achieve the study's objective. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of an intervention focused on a structured teaching program about organ donation among first-year degree students at Himaja Degree College, Puttur, Andhra Pradesh. A simple random sampling technique was used to select students between the ages of 18 and 20 years. In the pre-test scores regarding organ donation among degree students, 29 (58%) of them demonstrated poor knowledge, 17 (34%) exhibited below-average knowledge, and 4 (8%) showed above-average knowledge. The mean and standard deviation of the pre-test scores were 2.28 and 0.702, respectively. A scheduled teaching program on organ donation was conducted for 50-degree students. After 7 days, a post-test was administered to the same sample. In the post-test scores regarding organ donation among degree students, 7 (14%) demonstrated poor knowledge, 10 (20%) exhibited below-average knowledge, and 33 (66%) showed above-average knowledge. The mean and standard deviation of the post-test scores were 3.38 and 0.812, respectively. Degree Students' Opinions on Organ Donation: The majority of students, 30 (60%), have heard about organ donation, Specifically, 39 (78%) of students have not attended any organ donation campaigns, Of the students who participated in organ donation campaigns, 20 (40%) were from public meeting, Additionally, 28 (56%) of students are willing to donate an organ despite their religious beliefs, However, 33 (22%) of students cited reluctance due to psychological tensions as the reason for rejecting organ donation. The item analysis on students' knowledge and awareness regarding organ donation varied. Fifteen students (30%) were neutral about their attitude towards organ donation. An equal number of students (30%) believed their religion does not allow organ donation due to cultural practices and beliefs. Twenty-nine students (58%) believed that organ donation can save lives, while 18 students (36%) were neutral about their willingness to donate their organs. More than 26 students (52%) believed that the health status of the recipient is important when donating an organ. Fourteen students (28%) felt th
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