Acceptance of living liver donation among medical students: A multicenter stratified study from Spain
Resumen: AIM: To analyze the attitude of Spanish medical students toward living liver donation (LLD) and toestablish which factors have an influence on this attitude.METHODS: Study type: A sociological, interdisciplinary, multicenter and observational study. Study population: Medical students enrolled in Spain (n = 34000) in the university academic year 2010-2011. Sample size: A sample of 9598 students stratified by geographical area and academic year. Instrument used to measure attitude: A validated questionnaire (PCID-DVH RIOS) was self-administered and completed anonymously.Data collection procedure: Randomly selected medicalschools. The questionnaire was applied to each academic year at compulsory sessions. Statisticalanalysis: Student´s t test, ¿ 2 test and logistic regression analysis.RESULTS: The completion rate was 95.7% (n = 9275).89% (n = 8258) were in favor of related LLD, and 32% (n = 2937) supported unrelated LLD. The following variables were associated with having a more favorable attitude: (1) age (p = 0.008); (2) sex (p < 0.001); (3) academic year (p < 0.001); (4) geographical area (p = 0.013); (5) believing in the possibility of needinga transplant oneself in the future (p < 0.001); (6) attitude toward deceased donation (p < 0.001); (7) attitude toward living kidney donation (p < 0.001); (8) acceptance of a donated liver segment from a family member if one were needed (p < 0.001); (9) having discussed the subject with one''s family (p < 0.001) and friends (p < 0.001); (10) a partner''s opinion about the subject (p < 0.001); (11) carrying out activities of an altruistic nature; and (12) fear of the possible mutilation of the body after donation (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Spanish medical students have a favorable attitude toward LLD
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i25.5800
Año: 2016
Publicado en: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 22, 25 (2016), 5800-5813
ISSN: 1007-9327

Factor impacto JCR: 3.365 (2016)
Categ. JCR: GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY rank: 29 / 79 = 0.367 (2016) - Q2 - T2
Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.272 - Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1) - Gastroenterology (Q1)

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Fisiología (Dpto. Farmacología y Fisiolog.)

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