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[Hungarian health care professionals’ attitudes and habits regarding blood donation in different professional groups]

RAJKI Veronika1,2, HIRDI Henriett Éva1,2, BALOGH Zoltán1,2, MÉSZÁROS Judit1,2

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2014;24(08-09)

[INTRODUCTION - We carried out a survey in Hungary among health care workers, we surveyed their habits in blood donation and their knowledge about the blood donation. METHODS - A cross-sectional study happened between 15th July and 15th Sep-tember in 2012 among the Adult nursing care-, Emergency care-, Surgical care-, and Maternity care professional groups, with convenience sampling statistical method (n=312). The data collection happened with a web-based, anonymous, self-administered questionnaire. For the edited electronic questionnaire we used some question from the “Eurobarometer 41.0 (1995): Europeans and the blood” survey. We analyzed the collected data with IBM SPSS Statistics 20 software and Kingsoft Office Spreadsheet (2012) program, using by descriptive statistical methods. RESULTS - The survey has occured with the participation of 312 health care workers. The blood donation activity of the health care workers in every professional groups was higher than the national average in a EU survey stated in 2009. 61.86% of the health care professionals give blood at least twice a year at different locations. The most common causes of the non-appearance from blood donation were the “other reasons”, “earlier forbidden from blood donation” and “lack of time”. We found differences in their view in each groups about refusing/authorizing blood transfusion, but these have no great importance. CONCLUSION - Regarding to our results we recommend to open the eyes to the need for common, aligned collaboration, and to the modifying the current competencies, to the betterment of the opportunities for further trainings in order to further increase of blood donation habits and attitudes. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem Doktori Iskola
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Alkalmazott Egészségtudományi Intézet, Ápolástan Tanszék

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