Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Public Attitudes Toward a Presumed Consent System for Organ Donation Without and With a Priority Allocation Scheme

Tumin, M. and Tafran, K. and Mutalib, M.A.T.A. and Satar, N.M. and Said, S.M. and Adnan, W.A.H.W.M. and Lu, Y.S. (2015) Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Public Attitudes Toward a Presumed Consent System for Organ Donation Without and With a Priority Allocation Scheme. Medicine, 94 (42). e1713. ISSN 0025-7974

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000001713

Abstract

The influence of demographic and socioeconomic factors on the public's attitude towards a presumed consent system (PCS) of organ donation was estimated in 2 scenarios: without and with a priority allocation scheme (PAS). Self-Administered questionnaires were completed by 775 respondents. Using multiple logistic regressions, respondents' objections to donating organs in both scenarios were estimated. In total, 63.9% of respondents would object to donating under a PCS, whereas 54.6% would object under a PCS with a PAS. Respondents with pretertiary education were more likely to object than were respondents with tertiary education, in both the first (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=1.615) and second (AOR=1.728) scenarios. Young respondents were less likely to object than were middle-Aged respondents, in both the first (AOR=0.648) and second (AOR=0.572) scenarios. Respondents with mid-ranged personal monthly income were more likely to object than were respondents with low income, in both the first (AOR=1.994) and second (AOR=1.519) scenarios. It does not seem that Malaysia is ready to implement a PCS. The educational level, age, and income of the broader public should be considered if a PCS, without or with a PAS, is planned for implementation in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Attitude; Demography; Female; Humans; Malaysia; Male; Middle Aged; Presumed Consent; Socioeconomic Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Tissue and Organ Procurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 02:22
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 02:22
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/19526

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