Statistical analysis of knowledge and attitudes of health care personnel on organ donation and transplantation

Starting date
February 1, 2001
Duration (months)
Diagnostics and Public Health
Managers or local contacts
Verlato Giuseppe
brain death, organ donation, transplantation, health care personnel

BACKGROUND: Health care professionals play a key role in obtaining family authorization for organ donation and in recognizing and maintaining potential donors.
AIMS: To evaluate scientific knowledge and personal beliefs in the health care personnel of a large Italian hospital.
STUDY DESIGN: 1793 employees of Verona Hospital, North-Eastern Italy, were administered an anonymous questionnaire, comprising 29 questions on scientific knowledge and personal beliefs about brain death, organ donation and transplantation. A final response rate of 74.8% was achieved.
RESULTS: Data elaboration and interpretation is currently in progress.


Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona - Regione Veneto
Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

Giuseppe Verlato
Full Professor

Collaboratori esterni

Francesco Procaccio
Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona Transplant coordinator
Gaetano Trabucco
Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona Reparto di Neurologia Psicologo Clinico


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