Table 4

Beliefs about living donation and live-donor kidney transplantation

Belief statementTransplant typeStrongly disagree
(%)
Disagree (%)Agree
(%)
Strongly agree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
χ2
p Value
It is ethically acceptable to take a kidney from a healthy person.L4.84.861.928.600.56
D05.947.147.10
Donors often agree to donate due to feelings of guilt or family pressure.L14.338.114.34.828.60.61
D047.117.75.929.4
Donating a kidney is a rewarding experience for the live donors.L0066.723.89.50.49
D0058.817.723.5
Donating a kidney to someone requires an extremely close personal relationship.L4.861.914.314.34.80.50
D5.935.323.517.717.7
A live donor kidney transplant may strengthen the relationships between the donor and recipient.L4.84.876.214.300.03
D5.911.841.25.935.3
Approaching a potential donor who then says no will change the relationships between the two people.L9.523.833.34.828.60.21
D5.958.811.8023.5
Asking someone to donate makes the recipient seem selfish or greedy.L045.025.020.010.00.40
D035.335.35.923.5
It is acceptable for a parent to receive a kidney from his/her child (over 18 years old).L04.881.09.54.80.25
D5.911.847.117.717.7
Decisions about donation should be made by the donor alone. The recipient should not ask for a kidney.L4.828.633.328.64.80.54
D029.447.111.811.8
Since the donor operation is not risk free, someone who needs a kidney transplant should wait for a kidney from someone who has died.L23.866.7009.50.15
D5.958.805.929.4
  • Bold indicates p value <0.05.

  • D, deceased-donor; L, live-donor.