Knowledge and acceptability of cornea donation among eye patients attending clinic in University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
This study examined the knowledge and acceptability of cornea donation among eye clinic patients in University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. It is a cross-sectional survey of one hundred and eight persons (56 males and 52 females) who were sampled purposively. Respondents ages ranged from 19 to 75 years, with a mean age of 45 years. They completed a questionnaire pack which included-Knowledge of Cornea Donation Scale (KCDS) and Cornea Acceptability Scale (CAS). Zero order correlation, multiple regression and T-test were used to analyse the data. Result indicated that knowledge of cornea donation had a positive relationship with acceptability of cornea [r = .482; p<.01]. Participants with high knowledge of cornea donation significantly score high on acceptability of cornea [t(106) = 3.14; p<.05]. There was not significant difference between males and females in acceptability of cornea donation [t (106) =.22; p>.05]. It was recommended that there should be enlightenment campaigns and public awareness programmes on knowledge of cornea donation to sensitize the public on the need for it for its donation and acceptability among patients with cornea health challenges.