KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE TOWARDS BLOOD DONATION AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HEALTH CAMPUS, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

Authors

  • Nursyafiqah Izzati Zainal Abidin Program of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Duangta Shet Program of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract

Blood donation is crucial to save millions of people, especially patients suffering from various health-related illnesses and issues.  It is essential to create awareness among the society at large and students about blood donation to sustain a consistent blood supply. The aim of the study is to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice towards blood donation among undergraduate students of the Health Campus, USM. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional design using self-administered questionnaires was conducted among undergraduate students of the Health Campus, USM. A total of 94 students was selected using a purposive sampling technique that were included in the study sample from a total 124 students.   Results: Among 94 undergraduate students, 97.9% and 96.8% had adequate knowledge and positive attitudes towards blood donation, respectively.  From the total number of selected students, only 40.4% of them had never donated blood before.  Conclusion: Although most of the students had adequate knowledge and positive attitudes towards blood donation, blood donation practice was still low.  Recommendations: Targeted approaches should be designed to increase awareness of health science students about the importance of blood donation.  Strategies that encourage and motivate the students should also be developed.

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Blood Donation

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Published

2021-01-02

How to Cite

Nursyafiqah Izzati Zainal Abidin, & Duangta Shet. (2021). KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE TOWARDS BLOOD DONATION AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HEALTH CAMPUS, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 12(3). Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjn/article/view/1273