Barriers to Organ Donation: A Study in Alor Setar, Malaysia

MOHD RIZWAN, HUZAIMI SAIDIN and NAREHAN, HASSAN and NUR ZAINIE, ABD HAMID (2015) Barriers to Organ Donation: A Study in Alor Setar, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2015, 21 - 22 February 2015, Hotel Lebua at State Tower.

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This study was to examine the influence of factors influencing organ donation decision with the willingness to donate organ. This study was conducted by taking into consideration three factors; awareness, recipient’ characteristics and public perception toward organ donation. The type of research employed was cross-sectional study where 116 respondents were approached conveniently in selected accessible shopping malls at Alor Setar, Malaysia. The finding indicated that, all (100%) respondents were aware and having an idea about organ donation. Unfortunately, 78.44% believed that organ donation may bring risk to health status and 87.93% hold a negative perception that there will be a great possibility of the donated organ to be misused by irresponsible individuals, especially in the case of ‘black market selling’. Besides, it is also proved that, the decision to involve in organ donation was influence by family members and the relationship ties between the donor and the recipient (89.66%). The result of this study provides the possible solution to strategize plan in enhancing awareness about organ donation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes, Barriers to Organ Donation, Donor, Recipients, Social Influences
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 11:00

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