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Attitude to organ donation among healthcare workers in Nigeria.
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PMID:  23072566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: As transplantation services are scaled up in Nigeria so will the need for organ donation. Crucial to the success of organ donation is the attitude of healthcare workers (HCW); this was determined in the present study.
METHODS: HCW participating in three workshops were requested to complete a pretested questionnaire structured to elicit their attitude to organ donation. Predictors of willingness to donate were also determined.
RESULTS: Of the 205 questionnaires distributed, 182 (88.8%) were returned; 10 were excluded for incomplete responses. The mean age of the respondents was 39.9 (8.9) yr. The majority were females (76.7%), Christians (87.8%), and worked in tertiary hospitals (77.3%). Medical doctors made up 55% of the respondents. Of the 172 respondents, 102 (59.3%) reported willingness to donate an organ. The majority of Muslims respondents willing to donate would prefer living donation. Being a medical doctor (odds ratio of 2.64 [1.17-5.94]) was the strongest predictor of willingness to donate an organ. The most common reasons for unwillingness to donate were "fear of complications" (44.9%) and "mistrust of the health sector" (20.6%).
CONCLUSION: The majority of the HCW are favorable to organ donation. Being a medical doctor is highly predictive of willingness to donate an organ.
Christopher I Esezobor; Elizabeth Disu; Saheed B A Oseni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical transplantation     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1399-0012     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Transplant     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  2013-05-28     Revised Date:  2013-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710240     Medline TA:  Clin Transplant     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E612-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Personnel / psychology*
Kidney Transplantation / psychology*
Tissue and Organ Procurement / statistics & numerical data*

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