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Title: A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIVE STUDY ON THE ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURS OF UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS WITH REGARD TO ORGAN DONATION IN SINGAPORE
Authors: STIFFANY NG
Keywords: nursing students, organ donation, attitude, knowledge, behaviours
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2018
Citation: STIFFANY NG (2018-06-21). A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIVE STUDY ON THE ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURS OF UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS WITH REGARD TO ORGAN DONATION IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background Like many other countries, Singapore faces an organ shortage. Despite legislation and campaigns, deceased organ donation rates have remained low. Nurses play indispensable roles in expanding the organ pool for transplantation. As future advocates, nursing students have to be role models by demonstrating positive attitudes towards being organ donors themselves. Objectives This study aims to examine the nursing student’s awareness, attitudes, knowledge, intentions and behaviours related to organ donation in Singapore. Methods This is a cross-sectional descriptive, correlative study. Convenience sampling method was used to recruit 303 (response rate of 53.2%) undergraduate nursing students from National University of Singapore to complete an electronic survey. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used for analysing the data. Results Only 37.3 %. of students were aware of Singapore’s Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (MTERA). The mean attitude scores were between 69.2% to 81.9%. The mean legislation knowledge score was 3.83 out of 8, while that of deceased and living organ donation were 4.47 and 3.94 out of 5 respectively. Only a small percentage of students have pledged and intended to pledge into MTERA. Attitude scores and living organ donation knowledge scores were found to be significantly associated with MTERA organ donation intentions. Multiple logistic regression revealed that attitude scores and living organ donation scores are significant predictors of intention for MTERA organ donation. Conclusion This study has highlighted the need to improve the students’ knowledge of the legislative acts and the need to target social, cultural and spiritual factors in order to improve their attitudes towards organ donation.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/148327
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