Donor authorizations tend to be especially low among African Americans and other minority and ethnic groups.
This study assessed and compared the beliefs, attitudes, and rates of participation regarding organ donation among a sample of racially and ethnically mixed university students.
A 64-item survey questionnaire regarding organ/tissue donation issues was administered to 683 undergraduate students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at a state-assisted university in the Midwest.
The findings from the study indicated that African-American students differ significantly from white students in their attitudes and beliefs toward organ donation, while Asian-American, Hispanic, and international students were similar to white students in their attitudes and beliefs regarding organ donation.
However, a greater percentage of African-American students have granted permission for organ donation compared to African Americans in the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Don organe, Etudiant, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Ethnie, Noir américain, Attitude, Comportement, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organ donation, Student, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Ethnic group, Black American, Attitude, Behavior, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0364804
Code Inist : 002B27C. Création : 10/04/1997.