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7 - Assessment and effects of self-esteem on organ donation attitudes among medical residents
   
Mehmet Emin Güneş, Özge Conak
   
  ABSTRACT
   
  Objective: In the study, along with demographical and informative questions, “Organ Donation Attitude Scale” that have 24 five points Likert type questions, “Rosenberg Self-Esteem Lower Scale” include 4 points Likert type 10 questions, which reşect individual’s vision of self-worth as a human being, were applied.

Methods: In the study, along with demographical and informative questions, 5 points Likert type 24 questions for “Organ Donation Attitude Scale” and “Rosenberg Self-Esteem Lower Scale” including 4 points Likert type 10 questions which reşect individual’s vision of self-worth as a human being. 126 medical residents participated the study. Data has been analyzed with SPSS v20 software program.

Results: According to Rosenberg Self-Esteem Lower Scale, medical residents have medium level (intermediate) self-esteem. 71.4% (90) of the participants have defined themselves as faithful (religious). Attitude scale for fear and anxiety lower score concerning organ donation for those who are faithful is found significantly higher (p<0.05) than those who were not. Attitude scale for fear and anxiety lower score concerning organ donation for males have been found significantly higher (p<0.05) than females. There is a positive significant correlation between age and the Rosenberg score (p<0.05).

Conclusions: Informing the society, effects the attitude for organ donation greatly. Along with the target population, if appropriate channels and methods through which the health professionals contact with the necessary informative sources about organ donation are established, then the process can be managed effectively.
   
  Keywords
  Organ transplantation, organ donation, self, self esteem
   
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