Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCRO-4-136

    Comparison of Awareness of Eye Donation among Medical and Paramedical Students

    Jayashree MP, Chaitra Pujar, Vidya Rudrappa Gadag*, Mallikarjun Salagar and Monalisha Pattnaik

    Purpose: To compare the awareness of eye donation and willingness to donate eyes among medical and paramedical students.

    Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study undertaken in April 2016, among 200 first and second year medical students and 200 BSc nursing students of S Nijalingappa Medical Collage, Bagalkot. A semi-structured questionnaire was self-administered for collecting the necessary information after  getting informed consent. The questionnaire was on demographic profile, their awareness on eye donation, sources of information and willingness to donate eyes.

    Results: Awareness of organ donation noted was 100 % among medical students and 90% among paramedical students. Mass media such as TV, newspaper, poster, magazine were important sources of

    information for both groups.93% of medical students thought the ideal time duration to retrieve eyes is within 6 hours after death and 83% paramedical students gave the correct answer. Paramedical students

    thought communicable disease and blood group are barriers for eye donation. Willingness to donate eyes

    was similar in both the groups.

    Conclusion: The awareness of eye donation is better in medical students compared to paramedical students, but most of the students in both groups were inclined to pledge for eye donation.

    Keywords: Eye donation; Medical students; Paramedical students

    Published on: Feb 11, 2017 Pages: 6-9

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-1414.000036
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