Comparison of Knowledge about Voluntary Blood Donation among the Medical and Non-medical Students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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  • M. Tanveer Hossain Parash Department of Biomedical Science & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Thiruchelvam Ayudurai Department of Pathobiology & Diagnostics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Krishna Dilip Murthy Department of Biomedical Science & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Sadia Choudhury Shimmi Department of Biomedical Science & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • ABM Tofazzal Hossain Department of Surgery Based Discipline, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Bablu K Ghosh Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v11i3.975

Abstract

The huge population of persuadable, active, healthy and young students is the potential as blood donors to meet safe blood donation. This study focused on the existing level of knowledge regarding voluntary blood donation among medical (Faculty of Medicine and Health Science) and nonmedical students with science background (Faculty of Engineering) at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Four hundred and fifty-five students consisting of medical (231) and nonmedical (224) were selected through stratified random sampling to participate in the study. Data was collected using validated structured questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed by structural equation modelling using SPSS AMOS Graphics version 22 and SPSS version16. The results showed a significant (p<0.05) difference between the students of medical and nonmedical faculty in their knowledge about voluntary blood donation. The medical and nursing students are more aware about blood donation than the nonmedical students.


Keywords: voluntary blood donation, medical students, non-medical students.

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Published

2017-12-12

How to Cite

Hossain Parash, M. T., Ayudurai, T., Murthy, K. D., Shimmi, S. C., Hossain, A. T., & Ghosh, B. K. (2017). Comparison of Knowledge about Voluntary Blood Donation among the Medical and Non-medical Students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences (BJMS), 11(3), 13–18. https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v11i3.975
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