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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2009 Mar;15(1):13-23. Korean.
Published online March 31, 2009.  https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2009.15.1.13
Copyright © 2009 Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing
Knowledge and Attitude Regard to Cord Blood of Early Postpartum Women after Donating Cord Blood or Storing Cord Blood
Mi Ok Kim,1 Ji Soo Yoo,2 Chang Gi Park,3 and Hyun Mi Ahn1
1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.
2Professor, The Nursing Policy Research Institute, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.
3Senior Health Economist, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Address reprint requests to: Ahn, Hyun Mi(Corresponding Author), College of Nursing, Yonsei University 262 Seonsanno, Seodaemun, Seoul 120-749, Korea. Tel: 82-2-454-7389, C.P: 82-10-7676-7389, Email: esderahn@gmail.com
Received August 01, 2008; Accepted February 28, 2009.

Abstract

Purpose

There is increasing necessity of using cord blood cell worldwide. In order to improve the effectiveness of cord blood's usage in Korea, the study of knowledge and attitude regarding cord blood is needed.

Methods

As descriptive correlation study, data was collected from 212 early postpartum women who stored or donated cord blood from 2007 April to July. Data was analyzed using χ2-test, t-test, ANOVA, and logistic regression.

Results

Total score of knowledge and attitude of early postpartum women who donated cord blood was higher than who stored. According to the source of education and the source of influence toward decision of using cord blood, early postpartum women who educated or influenced by mass media showed difference in attitude. Job status and income, and attitude of cord blood were the predictor of cord blood donation.

Conclusion

Attitude regard to cord blood affect to usage of cord blood, and the attitude and knowledge of cord blood in early postpartum women who donated it higher than who stored.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Cord blood

Tables


Table 1
Differences in general characteristics by donating cord blood and saving cord blood. (N=212)
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Table 2
Knowledge regarding cord blood. (N=212)
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Table 3
Attitude regarding cord blood (N=212)
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Table 4
Knowledge and attitude regarding cord blood according to the source of the information
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Table 5
Knowledge and attitude regarding cord blood according to the source influencing decision to use cord blood
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Table 6
Logistic Regression Predicting Donating Cord blood (N=212)
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