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Table 4 Effect of organ donation education on students’ beliefs about organ donation

From: The effectiveness of an interactive organ donation education intervention for Dutch lower-educated students: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Outcome measurementControl condition Mean ± SDExperimental condition Mean ± SDRegression weight of experimental (1) versus control (0)Adjusted regression weight of experimental (1) versus control (0)
B (95%CI)PB (95%CI)P
I have enough knowledge to make a decision about organ donation4.53 ± 1.905.11 ± 1.610.62 (0.23– − 1.01).002a0.57 (0.18–0.95).004a
I would like to know more about organ donation and registration3.90 ± 1.813.57 ± 1.72− 0.31 (− 0.48– − 0.14)< .001a− 0.36 (− 0.61– − 0.10).01a
I intend to talk about organ donation with family members3.86 ± 1.984.47 ± 1.850.68 (0.28–1.08).001a0.65 (0.27–1.02).001a
I intend to talk about organ donation with friends3.27 ± 1.853.57 ± 1.910.36 (0.07–0.66).02a0.33 (0.01–0.65).04
I find it hard to discuss organ donation with family members1.91 ± 1.502.09 ± 1.610.08 (0.01–0.16).020.09 (0.00–0.18).04
I find it hard to discuss organ donation with friends2.00 ± 1.562.28 ± 1.720.13 (0.04–0.23).01a0.14 (0.05–0.23).002a
I rather not think about death4.28 ± 2.184.41 ± 2.080.11 (− 0.07–0.28).230.07 (− 0.11–0.26).44
I still have enough time to register4.98 ± 1.814.86 ± 1.92− 0.17 (− 0.31– −.0.02).02− 0.23 (− 0.45– − 0.01).05
The idea of my organs being in someone else’s body gives me a feeling of discomfort3.46 ± 2.133.43 ± 2.08− 0.04 (− 0.31–0.23).77− 0.00 (− 0.28–0.27).98
Certain organs have an important value to me3.24 ± 2.123.33 ± 2.080.11 (− 0.17–0.39).450.19 (− 0.13–0.50).24
When I die, I don’t want my organs to go to waste3.94 ± 2.114.19 ± 2.090.26 (− 0.03–0.54).080.18 (− 0.10–0.46).21
After I die, my body needs to be intact4.02 ± 2.034.18 ± 2.000.15 (− 0.12–0.43).280.21 (− 0.06–0.48).13
Some people are more deserving to receive my organ than others4.17 ± 2.184.17 ± 2.13− 0.03 (− 0.26–0.21).82− 0.11 (− 0.41–0.18).45
If I register my decision, I prevent my family from having to make a difficult decision when I would die5.26 ± 1.755.60 ± 1.620.13 (0.03–0.23).01a0.12 (0.00–0.23).05
If I register my decision, medical professionals will honor my wishes5.50 ± 1.635.86 ± 1.430.15 (0.04–0.26).01a0.13 (0.05–0.21).002a
If I register my decision, I know what happens with my body when I would die5.07 ± 1.885.36 ± 1.790.10 (0.01–0.20).080.11 (0.01–0.21).03
If I am an organ donor, I am happy I can help people in need5.50 ± 1.685.70 ± 1.640.09 (0.01–0.17).030.06 (− 0.03–0.15)< .001a
If I am an organ donor, I am afraid my family and friends see me as a deformed person because my organs were removed2.70 ± 1.893.04 ± 1.980.12 (0.05–0.19).001a0.13 (0.03–0.23).01
If I am an organ donor, I can find a sense of positive closure4.42 ± 1.804.68 ± 1.750.26 (0.00–0.49).030.21 (− 0.02–0.43).07
If I am an organ donor, I run the risk of my organs being taken out before I died3.20 ± 1.963.19 ± 1.900.05 (− 0.21–0.30).710.04 (− 0.25–0.32).79
If I am an organ donor, I am afraid my body will be mutilated3.39 ± 1.983.52 ± 1.960.16 (− 0.12–0.43).260.19 (− 0.13–0.51).24
If I am an organ donor, medical professionals will choose the life of a patient who needs an organ over mine3.46 ± 1.853.26 ± 1.87− 0.19 (− 0.37- -0.01).04− 0.16 (− 0.37–0.04).12
If I am an organ donor, I am more deserving of receiving an organ in case I need one4.07 ± 1.994.07 ± 2.01− 0.00 (− 0.22–0.22).990.04 (− 0.14–0.23).63
If I am an organ donor, my organs will be allocated to patients in an ethical manner4.93 ± 1.605.22 ± 1.580.29 (0.08–0.49).01a0.26 (0.04–0.47).02
If I am an organ donor, I run the risk of being declared dead too soon3.23 ± 1.973.17 ± 1.62− 0.03 (− 0.25–0.19).78− 0.03 (− 0.23–0.17).78
  1. P values < .05 are printed in bold
  2. aSignificant P values after correction for multiple comparisons according to the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure [14]