A Questionnaire Based Study Evaluating Awareness for Organ and Body Donation and Cadaveric Dissection among the General Population Attending Medical and Dental Hospital
Keywords:Body donation, Cadavers, Female, Male, Participants.
Introduction: This study intended to assess the awareness among subjects regarding body donation and
cadaveric dissection and their willingness to donate body.
Methodology: A cross sectional study conducted in Anatomy Department, SBKS Medical Institute and
Research Centre, Vadodara. A self-administered questionnaire containing 18 questions was to be filled by
the participants in 15 minutes. Responses of participants were collected and analysed.
Results: 130 participants were enrolled, 47.69% were males while 52.31% were females. Majority (38.46%)
were ?45 years in age. Around 41.54% of the participants had received no schooling. Majority of the
participants were unaware of the Organ (54.62%) and Body donations (63.85%), however, around 51.54%
of the subjects were aware of the cadaveric dissections occurring in medical colleges. Also, 50.77% agreed
for body donations. As compared to males, higher proportion of females were aware of the organ (47.1%)
and body (38.2%) donations and 61.8% females were willing to donate bodies. Higher proportion of subjects
in the age groups of 26-45 years were aware of organ (52.3%) and body (38.6%) donation and cadaveric
dissection (65.9%), however, proportionately more subjects in the age group of 18-25 years (77.8%) were
willing to donate body. A higher proportion of subjects with college education were aware of the organ
(84.6%) and body (92.3%) donation and cadaveric dissection (92.3%) and were also willing to donate body
Conclusion: Gender, education and socioeconomic background have an impact on organ/body donation and
willingness to donate body
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