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A study on attitude toward cadaver donation and change of intention toward cadaver donation after participation in cadaver dissection among paramedical students

보건의료계열 대학생들의 시신기증에 대한 태도와 카데바 해부실습 참여 후 시신기증 의향의 변화

  • Cho, Keun-Ja (Department of Emergency Medical Service, Kongju National University)
  • 조근자 (공주대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2018.11.09
  • Accepted : 2018.12.16
  • Published : 2018.12.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the attitude toward cadaver donation and change of intention toward cadaver donation after participation in cadaver dissection among paramedical students, and then to provide basic data to extend wholesome culture toward cadaver donation. Methods: This study was conducted among 298 freshmen via questionnaire survey. The attitude toward the cadaver donation questionnaire consisted of 12 items on a 5 Likert scale. Data were collected before and after participation in cadaver dissection with the agreement of subjects. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 24.0. Results: This study showed that attitude toward cadaver donation was significantly different according to gender (p=.027) and major (p=.035). The attitude score toward cadaver donation was 3.45 points. The rate of positive intention toward cadaver donation before participation in cadaver dissection was 46.5%. The rate of change of intention toward cadaver donation after participation in cadaver dissection was 25.9%. Among 25.9% of subjects, the intention of 56.3% was changed from positive to negative, and the intentions of 42.1% changed from negative to positive. Conclusion: The results of this study the need to provide an educational program to improve the understanding and knowledge toward cadaver donation before participation in cadaver dissection among paramedical students.

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