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Attitude and Information from Health Professionals Were Associated with Decision to Donate Organs among Arabic-Speaking Refugees: Exploring Opportunities for Intervention

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This cross-sectional survey study conducted between May and August 2017 on Arabic-speaking refugees resettled in Australia examined factors associated with willingness to donate organs. Of the 239 respondents, those who expressed greater willingness to donate organs and tissues were more likely to: (a) be Christians; (b) have obtained information from healthcare professionals (HCPs); (c) have higher organ and tissue donation (OTD) knowledge; (d) have a positive attitude towards OTD; and (e) have high English language acculturation levels. Nevertheless, after controlling for English language usage and religion, having a positive attitude towards OTD and receiving information from HCPs emerged as independent predictors of willingness to donate, underscoring the importance of educational interventions by HCPs.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Rowhani-Farid, N., Kovai, V., Gadalla, A., Barham, Y., & Salamonson, Y. (2021). Attitude and Information from Health Professionals Were Associated with Decision to Donate Organs among Arabic-Speaking Refugees: Exploring Opportunities for Intervention. Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(2), 2478-2491. doi:10.1093/jrs/feaa063

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85108964974

Start Page


  • 2478

End Page


  • 2491

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • This cross-sectional survey study conducted between May and August 2017 on Arabic-speaking refugees resettled in Australia examined factors associated with willingness to donate organs. Of the 239 respondents, those who expressed greater willingness to donate organs and tissues were more likely to: (a) be Christians; (b) have obtained information from healthcare professionals (HCPs); (c) have higher organ and tissue donation (OTD) knowledge; (d) have a positive attitude towards OTD; and (e) have high English language acculturation levels. Nevertheless, after controlling for English language usage and religion, having a positive attitude towards OTD and receiving information from HCPs emerged as independent predictors of willingness to donate, underscoring the importance of educational interventions by HCPs.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Rowhani-Farid, N., Kovai, V., Gadalla, A., Barham, Y., & Salamonson, Y. (2021). Attitude and Information from Health Professionals Were Associated with Decision to Donate Organs among Arabic-Speaking Refugees: Exploring Opportunities for Intervention. Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(2), 2478-2491. doi:10.1093/jrs/feaa063

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85108964974

Start Page


  • 2478

End Page


  • 2491

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication