The primary purpose of this study was to identify variables that affect cadaveric donor family satisfaction with the donation process and coping with grief.
A secondary purpose was to describe the variation of respondents from two different donor populations to establish whether donor families in one geographic region differ from donor families in another.
A survey was mailed to 233 families over a 16-month period.
Data analysis of returned surveys was based on frequency distributions, measures of association and factor analysis.
Identical items in the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois (ROBI) Survey and the Hartford Transplant Center (HOPO) Survey were compared and tested for significance.
The support of family, friends and religion were the most frequent coping mechanisms for grief.
In comparing responses from ROBI and HOPO, significant differences were found on two items relating to agency procedure, but no significant differences were found when family responses were compared.
Factors were identified which predicted the desire to donate, the likelihood of increased stress and a « sharing » factor that related to the wishes of the family member and further participation with the organ procurement organization.
Some relationship was found between « emotional stress at the time of donation », « family belief in helping others » and religion as a coping mechanism.
We conclude that families of cadaveric organ donors retrieved by ROBI are generally satisfied with the do.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude comparative, Centre donneur, Milieu familial, Satisfaction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Epidemiology, Human, Comparative study, Donor center, Family environment, Satisfaction
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0375268
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 01/03/1996.