Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 996-1001

Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Ashokkumar Thirunavukkarasu, Meshari Owaid H Alanazi, Saqer Bulayhid H Albulayhid, Ahmed Khalid M Alinad, Saud Abdulaziz Alqader, Hassan Ahmed Salman Aljudia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Organ transplantation is the best lifesaving treatment for end-stage organ failure. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that currently less than 10% of estimated global needs of the donated organs are available. This circumstance of organ shortage leads to high mortality rates of patients who are in the need of organs. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude of health science college students of Jouf University toward organ donation and to identify the barriers to donate the organs among them. Methodology: The study was conducted via self-administered questionnaire on students from different health colleges of Jouf University, from March 2019 to September 2019. The questionnaire inquired about sociodemographic details, knowledge, attitude, and barrier for students' willingness to donate organs. Results: Most of the participants (73.1%) believed that the kidney is the most commonly donated organ, followed by the blood (62.7%), heart (53.7%), and eyes. Nearly half (51.9%) of participants believed that a lack of adequate knowledge regarding organ donation is the major barrier for organ donation. The study participants willing to donate their organs irrespective of any circumstances were 51.2%. Nearly half (48.8%) of participants were willing to donate mainly to their family members, but very little (1.9%) proportion of the participants donated their organs in their life. Conclusion: The implementation of strategies from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) in health science colleges will strengthen students' knowledge regarding the policies of SCOT. Hence, healthcare science students can influence the community on the importance of organ donation.

Keywords:
Organ donation, healthcare science students, knowledge, attitude.


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Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study


Authors
Ashokkumar Thirunavukkarasu
MD, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Owaid H Alanazi
Medical student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Saqer Bulayhid H Albulayhid
Medical student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Khalid M Alinad
Medical student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Saud Abdulaziz Alqader
Medical student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Ahmed Salman Aljudia
Medical student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Ashokkumar Thirunavukkarasu, Assistant professor of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia; jamlash@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 May 2020
Accepted 02 Jun 2020
Published online 11 Jun 2020
Published in print 25 Jun 2020

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Thirunavukkarasu A, Alanazi MOH, Albulayhid SBH, Alinad AKM, Alqader SA, Aljudia HAS. Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu A, Alanazi MOH, Albulayhid SBH, Alinad AKM, Alqader SA, Aljudia HAS. Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=107962 [Access: July 14, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu A, Alanazi MOH, Albulayhid SBH, Alinad AKM, Alqader SA, Aljudia HAS. Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu A, Alanazi MOH, Albulayhid SBH, Alinad AKM, Alqader SA, Aljudia HAS. Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited July 14, 2020]; 4(6): 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu, A., Alanazi, . M. O. H., Albulayhid, . S. B. H., Alinad, . A. K. M., Alqader, . S. A. & Aljudia, . H. A. S. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 4 (6), 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu, Ashokkumar, Meshari Owaid H Alanazi, Saqer Bulayhid H Albulayhid, Ahmed Khalid M Alinad, Saud Abdulaziz Alqader, and Hassan Ahmed Salman Aljudia. 2020. Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu, Ashokkumar, Meshari Owaid H Alanazi, Saqer Bulayhid H Albulayhid, Ahmed Khalid M Alinad, Saud Abdulaziz Alqader, and Hassan Ahmed Salman Aljudia. "Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu, Ashokkumar, Meshari Owaid H Alanazi, Saqer Bulayhid H Albulayhid, Ahmed Khalid M Alinad, Saud Abdulaziz Alqader, and Hassan Ahmed Salman Aljudia. "Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.6 (2020), 996-1001. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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Thirunavukkarasu, A., Alanazi, . M. O. H., Albulayhid, . S. B. H., Alinad, . A. K. M., Alqader, . S. A. & Aljudia, . H. A. S. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and barriers toward organ donation among healthcare science students of Jouf University, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 996-1001. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1589736821


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