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Association between Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Regarding Blood Donation in University Students

대학생의 헌혈에 대한 지식, 인식수준에 따른 헌혈행태

  • Received : 2015.05.18
  • Accepted : 2015.07.16
  • Published : 2015.10.28

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the association between knowledge, attitude, and practice of blood donating in an effort to increase the participation rate of blood donation among university students. Data was obtained among 272 in theirs 20s health sciences students in two university of South Korea through self-reported questionnaires including Knowledge, attitude, and behavioral practice regarding blood donation during 8st December 2014 to 12st December 2014. Pearson correlation test, student's t-test or descriptive statistics were performed for the data analysis. The results were as follows: 1) There was positive significant relationship between Attitude and behavioral practice towards blood donation(P <.05). 2) There was significant difference in the knowledge(P<.01) and attitude(P<.05) regarding blood donation according to public health vs non-public health. 3) The participants with previous blood donation experiences showed a higher participation rate than those without such an experience(P<.01). It is important not only to improve the university student's attitude towards blood donation through media advertising but also to reinforce the compensation offered to donors.

Keywords

Knowledge;Attitude;Practice;Blood Donation;Public Health

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