College students' knowledge of blood donation

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dc.contributor.advisor McKenzie, James F., 1948- en_US Leroy, Stephanie A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:09Z 2011-06-03T19:38:09Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1998 .L47 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge of college students with regard to blood donation in order to be able to create an education program to recruit new donors. After creating a table of specifications, a questionnaire was designed and reviewed by a jury of experts, and then tested in a pilot study. In the final study, 782 usable questionnaires were completed; the majority of students from the convenience sample were female (60.9%), under the age of 21 (93.1%), white (86.2%), non-Hispanic (95.8%), and had earned some college credits (61.4%).The data were analyzed using mean, t-tests, and ANOVA to test five null hypotheses. The overall knowledge (60%) of the subjects was less (M = 13.11 out of a possible 22) than anticipated. Statistically significant differences in knowledge of blood donation was found between college males and females (p < 0 .028), among students by education level (p < 0.047), and among students who were frequent, occasional, and nondonors (p < 0.000). No difference was found in the knowledge of blood donation among students by age.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent vii, 125 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood -- Collection and preservation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood donors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title College students' knowledge of blood donation en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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