|Title:||ATTITUDE TOWARD LIVING DONOR LIVER TRANSPLANTATION IN TAIWAN
|Keywords:||Transplatation;Living Donor Liver;Attitude||Issue Date:||2006||Journal Volume:||v.38||Journal Issue:||n.7||Start page/Pages:||2108-2110||Source:||TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS||Abstract:||
Objectives. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes and characteristics of donors for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT ). Methods. This retrospective study was performed by a mailing or by telephone using a questionnaire. LDLT donors were recruited from a teaching hospitals located in a metropolitan area of northern Taiwan. The 11-item attitude questionnaire was specifically developed from the literature review with coordinator, physician, and donor feedback. Donors were asked to rate the queries on a 5-point Likert intensity scale. Results. The 47 LDLT donors included 28 (60%) women and 19 (40%) men. Most of the LDLT donors were aged less than 30 years old (n= 24, 51%) with (n = 12, 26%) between 31 and 40 years, and 11 (23%) more than 41 years. Self- perceived health status was poor (n = 4, 9%), not bad (n = 22, 47%), good (n = 19, 40%), or very good (n = 2, 4%). The top five LDLT donor attitudes were recognition of liver donation (n = 42, 89%), recognition of brain donation (n = 41, 88%), a hero (n = 35, 75%), honor to be a donor (n = 35, 5%), and improved relationship with recipient after donation (n = 33, 70% ). The best person to suggest organ donation to a family was ranked as the doctors related to transplantation (n = 41, 88 %), transplantation nurse coordinator (n = 40, 85%), social worker (n = 23, 49%), and doctor unrelated to transplantation (n = 17, 17%). Conclusion. This study revealed positive attitudes toward donation. Some data afford insight to the decision-making procedure. Donor concerns may help professionals provide better interventions in the future.
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