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Valiee S, Mohammadi S, Dehghani S, Khanpour F. Knowledge and Attitude of Teachers in Sanandaj City towards Organ Donation. ijme. 2019; 12 (1) :14-28
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6040-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- MSc Clinical Psychology, Sanandaj, Iran
3- MSc Nursing, Islamic Azad University of Sanandaj, Sanandaj,Iran
4- MSc Clinical Psychology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Abstract:   (1530 Views)
Nowadays, transplantation is the final treatment for the patients with end-stage organ dysfunction. Considering the importance of the organ donation and the important role of teachers in raising the knowledge and attitude of a large group of people, the present study aimed to determine the level of knowledge and the attitudes of the teachers in Sanandaj regarding organ donation. This study was a descriptive-analytic (cross-sectional). A total of 250 teachers working in the first and second level of high school in Sanandaj city were selected by cluster sampling method in the academic year 2017-2018 and completed the questionnaire on knowledge and attitude towards organ donation. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 20, independent t-test and ANOVA. The findings of this study showed that 152 (60.8%) had moderate knowledge and 92 (36.8%) had high knowledge about organ donation. 166 teachers (66.4%) had moderate attitude and 81 teachers (32.4%) had high attitude toward it. 90.8% of teachers lacked donation cards, while 144 (57.6%) were inclined to receive a donation card. According to the results, the knowledge and attitude of the majority of teachers were moderate and most of them did not have a donation card. Considering the importance of this effective group in raising the culture and knowledge of students and their families in the community toward organ donation, education and preparing appropriate background for receiving, raising knowledge, and attitudes toward organ donation for the teachers are required.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ethics education
Received: 2018/07/30 | Accepted: 2018/12/10 | Published: 2019/07/16

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