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Attitude of the Population of German Origin in the South East of Spain toward Living Kidney Donation

In Search of Favorable Sub-Groups for Promoting Living Kidney Donation in Spain

Ríos A.a, b · Martínez-Alarcón L.a, b · Sánchez J.c · Jarvis N.a · Guzmán D.c · Parrilla P.b · Ramírez P.a, b

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aCoordinación Regional de Trasplantes de la Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia, Consejería de Sanidad, bDepartamento de Cirugía, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, Servicio Murciano de Salud, and cAsociación de Ayuda al Enfermo Renal (ADAER), Murcia, España

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Nephron Clin Pract 2008;110:c133

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: February 19, 2008
Accepted: June 13, 2008
Published online: October 16, 2008
Issue release date: November 2008

Number of Print Pages: 1
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1


eISSN: 1660-2110 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/NEC

Abstract

Background: There is an increasing population of German origin living in the South East of Spain. Objective: To analyze the attitude toward living kidney donation in this population subgroup. Methods: A sample of German residents in the South East of Spain was taken randomly (n = 250) (November 2005–April 2006). Attitude was evaluated using a validated questionnaire. The survey was self-administered and completed anonymously. The control group comprised native Spanish citizens (n = 500). Results: The questionnaire completion rate was 87% (n = 218). Most respondents (92%, n = 201) are in favor of living-related donation. The following variables are related to attitude to donation: (1) marital status of the respondent (p = 0.002); (2) level of education (p < 0.001); (3) attitude toward cadaveric donation (p = 0.005); (4) having had previous experience with the donation and transplantation process (p < 0.001); (5) the respondent’s religion (p = 0.002); (6) the risk that they believe is involved in living kidney donation (p = 0.001), and (7) concern about ‘mutilation’ that could be caused by living donation (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Attitude toward related living kidney donation of German residents in the South East of Spain is favorable and is closely related to attitude toward cadaveric donation, fear of the after-effects of this type of donation and religious attitude.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: February 19, 2008
Accepted: June 13, 2008
Published online: October 16, 2008
Issue release date: November 2008

Number of Print Pages: 1
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1


eISSN: 1660-2110 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/NEC


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