Knowledge and Practice about Placental Stem Cell and its utilization among various Health Professionals in selected hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka
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Medical and nursing science technology is advancing in a tremendous phase in the present world. The objectives were to assess the knowledge and practice about placental stem cell and its utilization, determine the relation between the knowledge and practice score and find out the association. The study design was a descriptive survey research design. The sample consists of 300 respondents. The sampling technique adopted was nonprobability purposive sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the information. The validity and the reliability of the tool was done and checked by the test-retest reliability method using Karl Pearson correlation co efficiency. The present study showed the outcomes of Chi-square test analysis, among the demographic variables accounted for association, the variables age in years (χ2=10.795, df=3), gender (χ2=6.894, df=1), professional qualification (χ2=7.763, df=3), previous knowledge regarding placental stem cell collection (χ2=10.795, df=3), and source of information (χ2=10.795, df=3) were significantly associated with knowledge (p<0.05). The demographic variable work experience only was not significantly associated at (p >0.05). The outcomes of the Chi-square test analysis in this study, which was carried out to determine the association between practice about placental stem cell and its utilization among health professionals and the selected demographic variables. The variables age in years (χ2=17.850, df=3), professional qualification (χ2=15.252, df=3), previous knowledge regarding placental stem cell collection (χ2=3.870, df=3), and source of information (χ2=9.170, df=3) were found to be statistically significant associated with practice (p<0.05). The demographic variable like gender and work experience were not statistically significant associated at (p>0.05).
Knowledge, practice, placental stem cell, utilization, health professionals.