Te use of social networking to explore knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation in Italy

A. Cucchetti, M. Zanello, E. Bigonzi, S. Pellegrini, M. Cescon, G. Ercolani, F. Mazzotti, A. D. Pinna

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Abstract

Background. Currently, online social media have become increasingly popular and can provide the opportunity to provide and acquire information regarding knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation and transplantation. To evaluate participants' knowledge about organ donation, information sources and donation principles, an on-line survey was distributed through social network in Italy. Methods. 10584 persons were invited to respond to the questionnaire, the response rate was 22.8% and a total of 2258 complete responses were analyzed. Results. Te majority of participants were in favour of organ donation (94.9%), but this proportion decreased when asking for consent to donation of a family member's organs (75.2%; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1116
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume78
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Directed tissue donation
  • Health survey
  • Knowledge
  • Social media
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Cucchetti, A., Zanello, M., Bigonzi, E., Pellegrini, S., Cescon, M., Ercolani, G., Mazzotti, F., & Pinna, A. D. (2012). Te use of social networking to explore knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation in Italy. Minerva Anestesiologica, 78(10), 1109-1116.