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Spirituality as a predictive factor for signing an organ donor cardDescribe the sample.The sample used was 312 respondents from the general population, and it was atype of descriptive cross-sectional survey. Describe the sample’s characteristics and demographics.The demographic location used in the study was Israel, and eligibility criteria was18 years or older, can read and understand Hebrew, and have Internet access.The duration of the study was between April to June, 2013. The demographiccharacteristics includes the respondents’ age, gender, and level of education,level of religiosity, acquaintance with the persons who signed an organ donorcard, and acquaintance with the activities of the Israel Transplant Center (ITC).Discuss the data collection process.Data collection process in this study follows as all the participants first completeda paper questionnaire along with a Web-based questionnaire, which wereuploaded on some of the Israeli Hebrew-speaking Web forums like social action,research, women’s health and have four sections. The sections includesquestions of spiritual health, purpose in life, attitudes toward organ donation,and social-demographic. Before starting, respondents were informed that all theinformation were kept confident and the participation is purely voluntary innature.The section spirituality was observed and calculated with the help of SpiritualHealth and Life-Orientation Measure (SHALOM) (Fisher, 2009). Grading’s weredefines on the basis of respondents experience such as 5, for very high, and 1 forvery low).The second parameter ‘Purpose in life’ was measured using a 14-item measurederived from Ryff and Keyes’s scales of psychological well-being (1995), gradedon a 5-point scale (5 = strongly agree, 1 = strongly disagree).
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A third parameter attitude toward organ donation was measured using standardOrgan Donation Attitude Scale (ODAS) method (Rumsey, 2003). Grading scalewas defines as 4-point scale (4 = strongly agree, 1 = strongly disagree).
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