The public's perception of autologous blood donation and transfusion as a worthwhile alternative to allogeneic blood transfusion increased dramatically with discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus.
However, new concerns are being raised about the health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.
As more restrictive guidelines for autologous blood donation evolve, opposition from patients concerned about exposure to allogeneic blood may arise.
Physicians'ability to reassure patients and garner their support for more restrictive policies requires an understanding of patients'concerns.
The motivations, perceptions, and preferences of patients currently participating in autologous blood donation programs were investigated in this study.
Results from two questionnaire studies of 647 autologous blood donors are presented.
The questionnaires assessed demographics, risk perceptions, preferences, willingness to pay, and reactions to different interventions designed to decrease patient preference for autologous blood donation.
Patients expressed a strong preference for the availability of autologous blood and indicated that they would be willing to pay substantial amounts of money even if the procedure were not covered by insurance. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Don sang, Transfusion, Système autologue, Perception, Donneur sang, Risque infectieux, Préférence, Motivation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Attitude, Homme, Autotransfusion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blood donation, Transfusion, Autologous system, Perception, Blood donor, Infectious risk, Preference, Motivation, United States, North America, America, Attitude, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0409489
Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 25/01/1999.