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The Relationship Between Subjective Norms and Registered Volunteer Organ Donors Among Students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
Shohre Emdadi1, Farzad Jalilian2, Marzieh Shiri1, Mehdi Mirzayi Alavijeh3, Mahboobeh Morshedi1, Mohamad Ahmad panah *4, Fazel Zinat Motlagh5
1- Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
2- Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch
3- Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd
4- Hamedan University of Medical Sciences , f_jalilian@yahoo.com
5- Yasuj University of Medical Sciences
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  Background: Organ transplantation is one of the effective treatments and sometimes the only treatment for advanced diseases But, about 10-25% of transplant required patients die without receiving the organ. This study performed to determine a relationship between subjective norms and registered volunteer organ donors among college students.

  

  Method: This was a cross-sectional study among 330 students in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, in a classified proportionate sampling method. Data collection tool was a valid and reliable questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using statistical software SPSS-16.

  

  Findings: Results showed that the age range was 18-30 years and the mean was 21.33±3/2 years. Among samples, 67.2% were female and 32.8% were male. The majority of participants (21.9%) mentioned TV was the source of their information about organ donation card, and 6.6% had a donation Card. 25.2% of them mentioned if they had the card, their family would approve it. In addition, those who had a card were in higher subjective norms (p<0.001).

  

  Conclusion: Based on our results, it seems that advertising and culturalization especially in broadcasting systems could have a positive role in decision making for being registered as an organ donor.

 

Keywords: Organ Donation Card, Student, Subjective Norms
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Emdadi S, Jalilian F, Shiri M, Mirzayi Alavijeh M, Morshedi M, Ahmad panah M et al . The Relationship Between Subjective Norms and Registered Volunteer Organ Donors Among Students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Sci J Forensic Med. 2012; 17 (4) :217-224
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