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Article: A cross-validation study of nurses' attitudes and commitment to organ donation in Hong Kong

TitleA cross-validation study of nurses' attitudes and commitment to organ donation in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijnurstu
Citation
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2002, v. 39 n. 1, p. 95-104 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined the attitudes and commitment to posthumous organ donation among a group of nurses (N=314) in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong. Attitude was operationally defined by a self-report measure of favorable or unfavorable feelings and beliefs about organ donation, whereas commitment was defined by having signed a donor card. Consistent with findings reported in the West, nurses who exhibited favorable attitudes towards organ donation were of greater proportion than those who had signed a donor card. Younger and unmarried nurses were more likely to commit to posthumous organ donation. More than half (55%) of the nurses were undecided about commitment to organ donation, but most of them were likely to sign a donor card. Principal component analysis confirmed the conceptual structure of the Organ Donation Attitude Scale developed by Parisi and Katz (Health Psychol. 5 (1986) 565–580). Reliability of the factor scores (Humanitarian and moral conviction, Fears of bodily mutilation, and Fears of medical neglect) was satisfactory (Cronbach α ranged from 0.80 to 0.86). Fears of bodily mutilation were most significantly related to unwillingness to commit to organ donation. Implications of the findings for nursing education are discussed and suggestions for future research made.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/225118
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.561
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.526

 

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dc.contributor.authorBoey, KW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-22T01:30:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-22T01:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Nursing Studies, 2002, v. 39 n. 1, p. 95-104-
dc.identifier.issn0020-7489-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/225118-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the attitudes and commitment to posthumous organ donation among a group of nurses (N=314) in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong. Attitude was operationally defined by a self-report measure of favorable or unfavorable feelings and beliefs about organ donation, whereas commitment was defined by having signed a donor card. Consistent with findings reported in the West, nurses who exhibited favorable attitudes towards organ donation were of greater proportion than those who had signed a donor card. Younger and unmarried nurses were more likely to commit to posthumous organ donation. More than half (55%) of the nurses were undecided about commitment to organ donation, but most of them were likely to sign a donor card. Principal component analysis confirmed the conceptual structure of the Organ Donation Attitude Scale developed by Parisi and Katz (Health Psychol. 5 (1986) 565–580). Reliability of the factor scores (Humanitarian and moral conviction, Fears of bodily mutilation, and Fears of medical neglect) was satisfactory (Cronbach α ranged from 0.80 to 0.86). Fears of bodily mutilation were most significantly related to unwillingness to commit to organ donation. Implications of the findings for nursing education are discussed and suggestions for future research made.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijnurstu-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Nursing Studies-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshNurses - psychology-
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnaires - standards-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors - psychology-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.titleA cross-validation study of nurses' attitudes and commitment to organ donation in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailBoey, KW: kwboey@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0020-7489(00)00118-8-
dc.identifier.pmid11722838-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-15944421177-
dc.identifier.hkuros83799-
dc.identifier.volume39-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage95-
dc.identifier.epage104-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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