Indian Journal of Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113--118

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of organ donation among pharmacy students


Prasanna R Deshpande1, Preeti Damle2, Gopal Bihani3, Somshekhar S Khadabadi4, Anantha N Naik5, Atmaram P Pawar6 
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India
2 Samavedana (NGO), Pune, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India
4 Department of Pharmacognosy, Government College of Pharmacy, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
5 Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
6 Department of Pharmaceutics, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prasanna R Deshpande
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, Maharashtra
India

Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of organ donation (OD) among pharmacy students. Methodology: A web-based, cross-sectional study of students pursuing different pharmacy courses was conducted. A specially designed questionnaire was used to survey the students. Results: A total of 160 students responded to survey. Nearly, three-fourth students wished to donate organs to anyone, 83.1% wanted to donate by considering the health status of the recipient, and 98.1% feel that OD should be promoted. Some negative findings were as follows: less knowledge about some uncommon organs that can be donated, for example, blood vessels, bone, intestine, and heart valves; 76.3% students do not know the process of registering while 84.4% have not registered/pledged for OD. Average knowledge about law related to OD was also poor, i.e., 1.87. Conclusion: Overall KAP for OD was positive for except for a few issues. There is need to add some OD related topic/s in the pharmacy curriculum.


How to cite this article:
Deshpande PR, Damle P, Bihani G, Khadabadi SS, Naik AN, Pawar AP. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of organ donation among pharmacy students.Indian J Transplant 2018;12:113-118


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Deshpande PR, Damle P, Bihani G, Khadabadi SS, Naik AN, Pawar AP. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of organ donation among pharmacy students. Indian J Transplant [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jun 26 ];12:113-118
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