Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2004.057372
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dc.titleKnowledge and beliefs on corneal donation in Singapore adults
dc.contributor.authorYew, Y.-W.
dc.contributor.authorSaw, S.-M.
dc.contributor.authorPan, J.C.-H.
dc.contributor.authorShen, H.-M.
dc.contributor.authorLwin, M.
dc.contributor.authorYew, M.-S.
dc.contributor.authorHeng, W.-J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-09T03:00:49Z
dc.date.available2013-10-09T03:00:49Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationYew, Y.-W., Saw, S.-M., Pan, J.C.-H., Shen, H.-M., Lwin, M., Yew, M.-S., Heng, W.-J. (2005). Knowledge and beliefs on corneal donation in Singapore adults. British Journal of Ophthalmology 89 (7) : 835-840. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2004.057372
dc.identifier.issn00071161
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/43922
dc.description.abstractAim: To assess the knowledge and willingness of Singapore adults towards corneal donation. Methods: The study population consists of a cluster random sample of the population living in Bedok North (an area in the eastern part of Singapore). The study population comprised residents aged 21-65 years living in 675 randomly sampled housing units. The participation rate was 65.9% (544/825). All participants were interviewed face to face with a questionnaire formulated according to the modified Norton and Norton model. Knowledge, values, attitudes, and spiritual beliefs of participants were assessed to evaluate their willingness to donate their corneas. Results: 67.0% of participants were willing to donate their corneas. Ethnicity (Chinese) and religion (Christians, Hindus, or those with no religion) were associated with increased willingness to donate corneas. Greater knowledge and increased altruistic values were also associated with increased willingness to donate corneas. Conclusion: A proportion of participants were willing to donate their corneas. Awareness of corneal donation is high but specific knowledge should be further increased among adults.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMARKETING
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNITY,OCCUPATIONAL & FAMILY MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1136/bjo.2004.057372
dc.description.sourcetitleBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
dc.description.volume89
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page835-840
dc.description.codenBJOPA
dc.identifier.isiut000229880900015
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