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Organ Donation Campaigns: Perspective of Dialysis Patient's Family Members.

Tumin M, Raja Ariffin RN, Mohd Satar N, Ng KP, Lim SK, Chong CS - Iran. J. Public Health (2014)

Bottom Line: Chi-square tests show that there are no significant differences in welcoming campaigns among ethnics.However, ethnics preferences over the campaign methods and campaigners are significantly different (P <0.05).Ethnic differences imply that necessary modifications on the campaign channels and campaigners should also be taken under consideration.

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Affiliation: 1. Dept. of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Solving the dilemma of the organ shortage in Malaysia requires educating Malaysians about organ donation and transplantation. This paper aims at exploring the average Malaysian households ' preferred channels of campaigns and the preferred campaigners in a family setting, targeting at the dialysis family members.

Methods: We analyzed the responses of 350 respondents regarding organ donation campaigns. The respondents are 2 family members of 175 dialysis patients from 3 different institutions. The information on respondents' willingness to donate and preferred method and channel of organ donation campaign were collected through questionnaire.

Results: Malaysian families have a good tendency to welcome campaigns in both the public and private (their homes) spheres. We also found that campaigns facilitated by the electronic media (Television and Radio) and executed by experienced doctors are expected to optimize the outcomes of organ donation, in general. Chi-square tests show that there are no significant differences in welcoming campaigns among ethnics. However, ethnics preferences over the campaign methods and campaigners are significantly different (P <0.05).

Conclusion: Ethnic differences imply that necessary modifications on the campaign channels and campaigners should also be taken under consideration. By identifying the preferred channel and campaigners, this study hopes to shed some light on the ways to overcome the problem of organ shortage in Malaysia.

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Figure 2: Preferred campaigners; the specifications of ethnic groups and donation status

Mentions: Table 4 and Fig. 2 show that the majority of respondents of all ethnic groups nominated experienced doctors as the preferred campaigners. This trend also holds for within-group willing and unwilling donors. The other half of the respondents’ votes was shared between religious leaders (12.6%), the donor himself (10%), community leaders (8%) and Other (1.4%).


Organ Donation Campaigns: Perspective of Dialysis Patient's Family Members.

Tumin M, Raja Ariffin RN, Mohd Satar N, Ng KP, Lim SK, Chong CS - Iran. J. Public Health (2014)

Preferred campaigners; the specifications of ethnic groups and donation status
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Preferred campaigners; the specifications of ethnic groups and donation status
Mentions: Table 4 and Fig. 2 show that the majority of respondents of all ethnic groups nominated experienced doctors as the preferred campaigners. This trend also holds for within-group willing and unwilling donors. The other half of the respondents’ votes was shared between religious leaders (12.6%), the donor himself (10%), community leaders (8%) and Other (1.4%).

Bottom Line: Chi-square tests show that there are no significant differences in welcoming campaigns among ethnics.However, ethnics preferences over the campaign methods and campaigners are significantly different (P <0.05).Ethnic differences imply that necessary modifications on the campaign channels and campaigners should also be taken under consideration.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: 1. Dept. of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Solving the dilemma of the organ shortage in Malaysia requires educating Malaysians about organ donation and transplantation. This paper aims at exploring the average Malaysian households ' preferred channels of campaigns and the preferred campaigners in a family setting, targeting at the dialysis family members.

Methods: We analyzed the responses of 350 respondents regarding organ donation campaigns. The respondents are 2 family members of 175 dialysis patients from 3 different institutions. The information on respondents' willingness to donate and preferred method and channel of organ donation campaign were collected through questionnaire.

Results: Malaysian families have a good tendency to welcome campaigns in both the public and private (their homes) spheres. We also found that campaigns facilitated by the electronic media (Television and Radio) and executed by experienced doctors are expected to optimize the outcomes of organ donation, in general. Chi-square tests show that there are no significant differences in welcoming campaigns among ethnics. However, ethnics preferences over the campaign methods and campaigners are significantly different (P <0.05).

Conclusion: Ethnic differences imply that necessary modifications on the campaign channels and campaigners should also be taken under consideration. By identifying the preferred channel and campaigners, this study hopes to shed some light on the ways to overcome the problem of organ shortage in Malaysia.

No MeSH data available.