Prevalence of socio-demographic and behavioral factors about organ donation in Qatar : a household survey

Joint Authors

Singh, Rajvir
al-Minyar, Ayman
Mekkodathil, Ahmad
Varughese, Betsy
Agarwal, Tulika Mehta
Shahbal, Sad
al-Musallamni, Yusuf
Salam, Ammar A.
al-Thani, Hassan

Source

Qatar Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2020), pp.1-12, 12 p.

Publisher

Hamad Medical Corporation

Publication Date

2020-06-30

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

12

Main Topic

Medicine

Topics

Abstract EN

Background: A single organ and tissue donor can serve and save eight-fold lives, but availability of organ donors is scarce, posing a grim situation for end-stage organ failure worldwide.

Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs toward organ donation can help policymakers develop strategies to address the challenges facing organ donation and transplantation in Qatar.

Aim: To assess sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and intentions regarding organ donation in the household population of Qatar.

Methods: A prospective observational household survey was conducted between October and November 2016 in Qatar using a validated questionnaire.

One thousand forty-four individuals aged 18 and older residing in eight municipalities in the country were enrolled in the survey.

Results: Average age was 38 ^ 11 years.

There were 27.4% Qatari citizens and 72.6% nonQatari residents in the survey.

48.9% of the total (1044) were males.

Knowledge [46% (95% C.I.: 45% 247%)], attitude [70% (95% C.I.: 66%–74%)], behavioral beliefs [42% (95% C.I.: 39%–50%)], normative beliefs [29% (95% C.I.: 28%–30%)], control beliefs [–27% (95% C.I.: 224% to 230%)] and intentions towards organ donation [29% (95% C.I.: 27%–31%)] were observed in the study.

Factor analyses were able to explain 70%, 72%, 70%, and 74% variations in knowledge, attitude, beliefs, and intentions domains respectively showing adequacy of construct of the domains for organ donation.

Conclusion: Most of the survey participants showed good attitude but less intention towards organ donation.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Singh, Rajvir& Varughese, Betsy& al-Minyar, Ayman& Agarwal, Tulika Mehta& Shahbal, Sad& Salam, Ammar A.…[et al.]. 2020. Prevalence of socio-demographic and behavioral factors about organ donation in Qatar : a household survey. Qatar Medical Journal،Vol. 2020, no. 1, pp.1-12.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956563

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Salam, Ammar A.…[et al.]. Prevalence of socio-demographic and behavioral factors about organ donation in Qatar : a household survey. Qatar Medical Journal No. 1 (2020), pp.1-12.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956563

American Medical Association (AMA)

Singh, Rajvir& Varughese, Betsy& al-Minyar, Ayman& Agarwal, Tulika Mehta& Shahbal, Sad& Salam, Ammar A.…[et al.]. Prevalence of socio-demographic and behavioral factors about organ donation in Qatar : a household survey. Qatar Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 1, pp.1-12.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-956563

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 11-12

Record ID

BIM-956563