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The impact of educational intervention on attitude towards organ donation among healthcare workers in five hospitals in Malaysia

Wan Muhd Shukeri, Wan Fadzlina and Mazlan, Mohd Zulfakar and Kamaruzaman, Lydia and Budiman, Maryam and Mohamad Yusof, Aliza and Ramly, Nur fariza and Nanyan, Suhaila and Wan Ali, Wan Ahmad Syahril Rozli and Abd Halim, Nurul Huda and Mohd Sharif, Nur Hidayati and Abdul Hafidz, Muhammad Iqbal (2022) The impact of educational intervention on attitude towards organ donation among healthcare workers in five hospitals in Malaysia. Transplantation Proceedings, 54 (2). pp. 208-216. ISSN 0041-1345

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Introduction : The attitude of healthcare workers (HCW) are essential in influencing organ donation rates. Objective : The study aimed to assess the impact of educational intervention on attitudes towards organ donation among HCW. Methodology : A questionnaire-based interventional study was conducted among 458 HCW from five hospitals in Malaysia. A 26-item self-administered questionnaire was distributed online as a pre-intervention test. Afterwards, the respondents went through a website-based educative materials about organ donation and answered the same questionnaire again. Results : A total of 345 (75.3%) respondents completed the tests. Their attitude towards organ donation was positive pre-intervention. Following it, respondents expressed increase willingness to donate organs (P = 0.008) and their relatives’ organs (P <0.001); were more willing to adopt organ donation as part of the end-of-life care (P = 0.002) and were more comfortable to talk to relatives about organ donation (P = 0.001). There was increased willingness to admit patients to the Intensive Care unit for facilitating organ donation (P = 0.007); to employ the same resources to maintain a potential brain-dead donor (P <0.001); and to support organ donation if they or their relatives have end-stage organ failure (P = 0.008). However, there was increased negative attitude regarding association between organ donation with healthcare failure (P = 0.004), and with pain (P = 0.003). The positive attitude scores were higher following the intervention (P <0.001). Conclusion : An educational website-based intervention was able to improve HCW attitudes towards organ donation although some potential improvements are required.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: Evidence is the in press article - SK, 15/04/2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organ Donation, Attitude, Website-based intervention
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD81 Anesthesiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
Depositing User: Dr Nur Fariza Ramly
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2022 16:27
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2022 16:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93686

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