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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2009;15(1):13-23.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2009.15.1.13   
Knowledge and Attitude Regard to Cord Blood of Early Postpartum Women after Donating Cord Blood or Storing Cord Blood
Mi Ok Kim, Ji Soo Yoo, Chang Gi Park, Hyun Mi Ahn
1College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea. esderahn@gmail.com
2The Nursing Policy Research Institute, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.
3College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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 chi-square-test, t-test, ANOVA, and logistic regression.
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.
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.
Key Words: Knowledge; Attitude; Cord blood
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