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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165306
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
BONE MARROW DONATION: FACTORS INFLUENCING INTENTION IN AFRICAN-AMERICANS
Author(s):
Smith, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Smith, PhD, RN, CS, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract:
A major obstacle to bone marrow transplantation is donor availability particularly among African Americans. The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors influencing African-Americans’ intentions regarding bone marrow donation. The Theory of Planned Behavior proposes that an individual’s intention to perform a behavior is the central determinant of the behavior. Thus, intention is determined by attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. An exploratory, non-experimental descriptive design was used to explore African-Americans’ responses concerning their intentions to donate bone marrow, and the factors influencing such intentions. The 65-item Bone Marrow Donation Intention Tool was designed to identify factors influencing African-Americans’ intentions regarding bone marrow donation. The items from the Bone Marrow Donation Intention Tool were entered into an exploratory factor analysis using principal components extraction. Seven factors influencing bone marrow donation were identified: Fear or Not Trusting, Helping Others, External Influences, Approval of People, Care that Individual is a Human Being, Value of Knowledge, and Concerned about Resources. Findings revealed that Fear or Not Trusting, External Influences, and Concern about Resources were associated with subject’s intention not to donate bone marrow. Helping Others, Approval of People, and Value of Knowledge were associated with their intention to donate bone marrow. Demographic variables that significantly correlated with intention to donate were possession of an organ donor card and affiliation with the Methodist Church (0.0010 and 0.0022 respectively). The factor value of knowledge significantly correlated with the intention to donate bone marrow.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Genentech, Inc.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBONE MARROW DONATION: FACTORS INFLUENCING INTENTION IN AFRICAN-AMERICANSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Smith, PhD, RN, CS, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165306-
dc.description.abstractA major obstacle to bone marrow transplantation is donor availability particularly among African Americans. The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify factors influencing African-Americans’ intentions regarding bone marrow donation. The Theory of Planned Behavior proposes that an individual’s intention to perform a behavior is the central determinant of the behavior. Thus, intention is determined by attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. An exploratory, non-experimental descriptive design was used to explore African-Americans’ responses concerning their intentions to donate bone marrow, and the factors influencing such intentions. The 65-item Bone Marrow Donation Intention Tool was designed to identify factors influencing African-Americans’ intentions regarding bone marrow donation. The items from the Bone Marrow Donation Intention Tool were entered into an exploratory factor analysis using principal components extraction. Seven factors influencing bone marrow donation were identified: Fear or Not Trusting, Helping Others, External Influences, Approval of People, Care that Individual is a Human Being, Value of Knowledge, and Concerned about Resources. Findings revealed that Fear or Not Trusting, External Influences, and Concern about Resources were associated with subject’s intention not to donate bone marrow. Helping Others, Approval of People, and Value of Knowledge were associated with their intention to donate bone marrow. Demographic variables that significantly correlated with intention to donate were possession of an organ donor card and affiliation with the Methodist Church (0.0010 and 0.0022 respectively). The factor value of knowledge significantly correlated with the intention to donate bone marrow.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:16:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:16:10Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Genentech, Inc.-
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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