Knowledge levels of Korean intensive care nurses towards brain death and organ transplantation

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Jung Ran en_US
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Murray en_US
dc.contributor.author Elliott, Doug en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004249 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kim Jung Ran, Fisher Murray, and Elliott Doug 2006, 'Knowledge levels of Korean intensive care nurses towards brain death and organ transplantation', Blackwell Publishing Ltd, vol. 15, pp. 574-580. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4450
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives. To develop and examine the reliability and validity of an instrument assessing knowledge levels of Korean intensive care unit nurses. To conduct a survey with Korean ICU nurses. Background. Organ donation from brain dead patients is a contentious issue in Korea following recent legal recognition of brain death, given the context of a Confucian belief system. Implementation of the new Organ Transplant Act has highlighted the importance of identifying Korean intensive care unit nurses' knowledge regarding brain death and organ donation. Design. Multi-stage multi-method development of an original instrument with a cross-sectional analysis survey of participants. Method. An 18-item instrument was developed based on previous literature and key informant interviews, and validated by an expert panel and a pilot study. A survey was conducted with Korean intensive care unit nurses (n = 520). Principal component analysis with varimax rotation was used to determine construct validity. Item-to-total correlations and Cronbach's coefficient alpha were used to determine the scale's internal consistency. Results. Principal component analysis yielded a two-component structure: Diagnostic testing and Co-morbid factors of brain death. The scale demonstrated acceptable internal consistency for the two components (alpha = 0.74, 0.64, respectively). Most of the participants had a sound knowledge of diagnostic testing for brain death, but demonstrated a lack of knowledge regarding co-morbid factors of brain dead patients. Conclusions. The knowledge scale was reliable and valid for this cohort. Further research is warranted in related areas of nursing practice. en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01348.x en_US
dc.title Knowledge levels of Korean intensive care nurses towards brain death and organ transplantation en_US
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 574 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 580 en_US
dc.cauo.name Clinical Nursing: Practices and Outcomes en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111003 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027622 en_US
dc.personcode 0000021692 en_US
dc.personcode 998241 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords brain death, ICU nurses, instrument psychometrics, knowledge, organ transplantation en_US
dc.staffid 998241 en_US


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