Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Awareness of Blood donation-related issues among paramedical professionals in Hungary]

RAJKI Veronika1,2, HIRDI Henriett Éva3,2, BALOGH Zoltán3,1, MÉSZÁROS Judit4

APRIL 30, 2014

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2014;27(02)

[Aim of the research: To assess the blood donation-related knowledge of paramedical professionals working in the fields of nursing and care-giving, emergency care, surgical care and obstetric care in Hungary. Sample and method: The anonymous, self-completion questionnaire used in the survey was based on the „Eurobarometer 41.0 (1995): Europeans and Blood” survey, which the authors supplemented with their own questions. The authors conducted a web-based survey. The survey took place between 15 July and 15 September 2012, among paramedical professionals in four different professional groups, using a convenience sampling method. The authors analysed the collected data with IBM SPSS Statistics 20 software and the Kingsoft Office Spreadsheet (2012) program, using a descriptive statistical method and chi square test. Results: The survey took place with the participation of 312 paramedical professionals. Based on the results of the survey it was established that all the professional groups displayed gaps in their knowledge regarding blood donation. 86.19% of respondents have a correct understanding of blood donation. No significant differences can be observed between the levels of knowledge in the individual professional groups. Conclusions: The results display some significant and some non-significant correlations, as well as stochastic relationships relating to the distribution within the submanifolds. In the interest of eliminating the gaps in knowledge that were revealed in respect of the individual issues, the authors highlight the need for further training of paramedical professionals regarding blood donation.]


  1. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem Doktori Iskola, Budapest
  3. Magyar Egészségügyi Szakdolgozói Kamara
  4. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar



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