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Khoshravesh S, Karimi-Shahanjarini A, Poorolajal J, Bashirian S, Barati M, Hamidi M et al . Do Spiritual Well-Being and Demographic Characteristics Influence the Decision on Being an Organ Donor?. J Educ Community Health. 2021; 8 (4) :259-263
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1337-en.html
1- “Department of Public Health” and “Students Research Committee”, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- “Department of Public Health” and “Social Determinants of Health Research Center”, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , karimi.a@umsha.ac.ir
3- “Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health” and “Modeling of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center”, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5- Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
6- Managing Director of organ Donation Association, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
7- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (316 Views)
Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of spiritual well-being and demographic characteristics in signing the donor card.
Instrument & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Hamadan in 2018. Six hundred employees from 57 offices (out of 60) were selected using a random sampling method. Data gathering was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire. The data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis using SPSS version 22.
Findings: The participants’ mean±SD age was 39.5±7.0. About 20% (n=120) of employees had a donor card and 41.7% (n=250) of them were being a blood donors. About 56 percent than half of them were categorized as having high spiritual health. Among the interpersonal and mass media sources, employees obtained more information from friends (n=181, 30.2%) and TV (n=482, 80.3%), respectively. The results of logistic regression showed that being female (AOR=1.80; 95% CI=1.12-2.87), fewer children (1 child: AOR=1.99; 95% CI=1.15-3.43 & no child: AOR=2.94; 95% CI=1.48-5.84), being blood donor (AOR=2.40; 95% CI=1.50-3.85), and higher spiritual heath (AOR=1.01; 95% CI=1.00-1.03) were significantly predicted to sign donor card.
Conclusions: This study provides evidence about the importance of spiritual well-being and demographic predictors of organ donor cards. These predictors can be helpful for the development and implementation of interventions related to increasing the sign donor card.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Spiritual Health
Received: 2020/10/28 | Accepted: 2021/04/22

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