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

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PERCEPTIONS OF ORGAN DONATION IN INTERNET DISCUSSION FORUMS IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

According to the lack of knowledge from Iran, the focus of the current study is an attempt to evaluate discussion forums about organ donation in Iran. This qualitative study, among all internet web pages in Iran carried out in 1 September 2008 in Medicine and Health Promotion Institute -a research institute- in Iran. The Internet discussion forums and weblogs in Iran were evaluated by a check list. Several discussion forums in Iran contained issues regarding organ donations. The content of the forum was mostly regarding donation definition", donation characteristics, experiences, perception, and brain death. Extending the discussion forums in the organ donation may be a way for transplantation enhancement in Iran.



Volume : 6
Issue : 4
Pages : 32


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