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Record number 498027
Title Attitude toward living kidney donation : Differences between students from two spanish universities
Author(s) Martínez-Alarcón, L.; Ramis, G.; Gómez-Laguna, J.; Quereda, J.J.; Herrero-Medrano, J.M.; Mrowiec, A.; Mendonça, L.; López-Navas, A.; Ríos, A.
Source Transplantation Proceedings 47 (2015)1. - ISSN 0041-1345 - p. 10 - 12.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2014.12.002
Department(s) Animal Breeding and Genetics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract

Introduction Due to the current deficit of organs for transplantation, living kidney related donations (LKRD) should be promoted. Veterinarians often hold decision-making positions in the public health care system, and therefore can influence public opinion about organ donation. The objective was to analyze the attitude of Spanish veterinary students toward LKRD because they may influence public opinion in the future, and to determine the factors that condition it. Materials and Methods The study was carried out among fifth-year veterinary science students from 2 southern and southeastern Spanish universities. The students' attitude toward LKRD was assessed using a psychosocial, anonymous, self-administered questionnaire. Statistics used were χ2 test and Student t test. Results Data from the southern Spain university included a response rate of 87%. The survey showed that 94% of respondents would donate a kidney to a relative who needed it. This attitude toward LKRD was more favorable in women (P

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