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Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking in selected hospital of Ambala, Haryana

Author(s):
Neha Patyal, Ramanpreet Kaur, Ravnoorpreet Singh, Arushi, Reetu, Ridhim, Ritu, Rubeen Kaur, Sachin Kumar, Sarvjeet Kaur and Dr. Jyoti Sarin
Abstract:
A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking as selected hospital of Ambala, Haryana, India. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking. Also to find out the correlation between knowledge and attitude score regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking and to determine the association of level of knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking. The Research approach adopted for the study was quantitative research approach and it was carried out on the 170 nurses. A structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale (5 point Likert scale) was used to collect the data. Validity was ensured in consultation with the guide and experts reliability of knowledge questionnaire was tested by kr20(r=), for attitude scale by the crohnbach alpha method.
The result of the study depicts that more than half (58%) of the nurses were in the age group of 20-25 years, majority of nurses (82%) were having qualification in G.N.M, with majority of nurses (89%) were in 1-5 years of experience, More than half of nurses (52%) having no additional information about umbilical cord blood banking required, more than half of the nurses (51%) not heard about umbilical cord blood banking, majority of the nurses(94%) having no training courses about umbilical cord blood sampling and stem cell sampling, forty three percent (43%) of nurses had average knowledge, followed by (28%) of nurses had good knowledge, (19%) of nurses had very good knowledge and only (10%)of nurses had excellent knowledge regarding stem cell umbilical cord blood banking, fifty one percent (51%) of nurses had moderate favorable attitude regarding stem cells and umbilical cord blood banking and there was significant correlation between knowledge and attitude scores as evident by ‘r’ value of 0.15.
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How to cite this article:
Neha Patyal, Ramanpreet Kaur, Ravnoorpreet Singh, Arushi, Reetu, Ridhim, Ritu, Rubeen Kaur, Sachin Kumar, Sarvjeet Kaur, Dr. Jyoti Sarin. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding stem cell and umbilical cord blood banking in selected hospital of Ambala, Haryana. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):154-159.
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