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Volume: 6 Issue: 4 November 2008 - Supplement - 1

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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF MEDICAL DOCTORS (NEPHROLOGISTS, UROLOGISTS & INTERNISTS) TOWARD ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

Nowadays organ transplantation is the best treatment for progressive organ failure. This can increase the importance of organ procurement. It seems that attitude toward transplantation has an effect on people's satisfaction. Moreover groups related to transplantation, like physicians should be familiar to transplantation rules & standards. So it seems that understanding the knowledge and attitude of this group, can be so effective in transplantation center politics. In this cross-sectional study, 560 physicians including nephrologists, urologists and internists entered. They filled out questionnaires and then we analyzed data in SPSS software. In 560 physicians, 435(78%) had positive attitude toward organ donation after death but only 140(25%) had positive attitude to organ donation in living time. The most reason between agreeables was" helping people" while the most cause of unfavorable physicians was" respecting & maintaining body". Complete knowledge to transplantation rule was just in 51(9%) physicians & 32(6%) also didn't have any knowledge. Knowledge of transplantation theoretical and financial basics was in 265(47%) & 221(40%). In conclusion, there is good attitude towards organ transplantation between physicians while their knowledge of transplantation rules, theoretical and financial basics, is less than half so it needs programs to increase knowledge of physicians.



Volume : 6
Issue : 4
Pages : 211


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Iranian Tissue Bank, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran