Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 8-12

Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students

Authors: Kholoud Hamdan AlRuwaili, Thamer Abdullah Alanazy, Khaled Abdelsalam Zaki, Kholoud Khuliaf AlRuwaili, Tayf Muhammad Alhamad, Meshari Owaid Alanazi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Eyes are sensitive, and highly specialized sense organs which are exposed to several disorders, many of which lead to impaired vision. The aim of this study was to assess the level of awareness and determine the level of willingness to donate eyes among the medical and paramedical students in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 350 paramedical and medical students from all six levels of study. The sampling method was convenience sampling. Data collection was done through online questionnaires which included demographic data, knowledge of eye donation, and willingness to donate. Results: The analysis on awareness of eye transplant among paramedical and medical students revealed that students who were aware of eye transplant were 35%, p=0.065, 95% CI [25.5%, 35.45]. The proportion of those who were aware that Saudi Arabia has an eye bank was less than 7%, p=.000, 95% CI [.4%,3.3%]. Willingness to donate eye(s) and awareness of eye donation were independent χ(1)=.213, p=.644. Conclusion: The study findings indicate that organ donation and particularly eye donation is still low in Saudi Arabia.There is an acute need to increase awareness among the public.

Keywords:
eyes, donation, Ophthalmology, Saudi Arabia


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Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students


Authors
Kholoud Hamdan AlRuwaili
Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Thamer Abdullah Alanazy
Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Abdelsalam Zaki
Associate professor, department of ophthalmology, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Kholoud Khuliaf AlRuwaili
Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Tayf Muhammad Alhamad
Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Owaid Alanazi
Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Thamer Abdullah Alanazy, Medical student, Jouf University, Skaka , Saudi Arabia; Thamir_1111@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Aug 2019
Accepted 01 Sep 2019
Published online 30 Sep 2019
Published in print 04 Nov 2019

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AlRuwaili KH, Alanazy TA, Zaki KA, AlRuwaili KK, Alhamad TM, Alanazi MO. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


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AlRuwaili KH, Alanazy TA, Zaki KA, AlRuwaili KK, Alhamad TM, Alanazi MO. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=51543 [Access: November 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


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AlRuwaili KH, Alanazy TA, Zaki KA, AlRuwaili KK, Alhamad TM, Alanazi MO. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

AlRuwaili KH, Alanazy TA, Zaki KA, AlRuwaili KK, Alhamad TM, Alanazi MO. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. IJMDC. (2019), [cited November 22, 2019]; 3(11): 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


Harvard Style

AlRuwaili, K. H., Alanazy, . T. A., Zaki, . K. A., AlRuwaili, . K. K., Alhamad, . T. M. & Alanazi, . M. O. (2019) Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. IJMDC, 3 (11), 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


Turabian Style

AlRuwaili, Kholoud Hamdan, Thamer Abdullah Alanazy, Khaled Abdelsalam Zaki, Kholoud Khuliaf AlRuwaili, Tayf Muhammad Alhamad, and Meshari Owaid Alanazi. 2019. Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


Chicago Style

AlRuwaili, Kholoud Hamdan, Thamer Abdullah Alanazy, Khaled Abdelsalam Zaki, Kholoud Khuliaf AlRuwaili, Tayf Muhammad Alhamad, and Meshari Owaid Alanazi. "Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

AlRuwaili, Kholoud Hamdan, Thamer Abdullah Alanazy, Khaled Abdelsalam Zaki, Kholoud Khuliaf AlRuwaili, Tayf Muhammad Alhamad, and Meshari Owaid Alanazi. "Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.11 (2019), 8-12. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

AlRuwaili, K. H., Alanazy, . T. A., Zaki, . K. A., AlRuwaili, . K. K., Alhamad, . T. M. & Alanazi, . M. O. (2019) Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes regarding eye donation and corneal transplantation among medical and paramedical students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 8-12. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1559497693


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