Identifying belief targets to increase bone marrow registry participation among students who have never donated blood
Hyde, Melissa K., Mclaren, Patrick J., & White, Katherine M. (2014) Identifying belief targets to increase bone marrow registry participation among students who have never donated blood. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 19(1), pp. 115-125.
New members on bone marrow registries worldwide are needed to allow sufficient diversity in the donor pool to meet patient needs. We used the theory of planned behaviour belief-basis and surveyed students who had not donated blood previously (i.e. non-donors) (N = 150) about the behavioural, normative, and control beliefs informing their intentions to join the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Key beliefs predicting non-donors’ intentions included: viewing bone marrow donation as an invasion of the body (β = −.35), normative support from parents (β = .40), anticipating pain/side effects from giving blood (β = −.27), and lack of knowledge about how to register (β = −.30). Few non-donors endorsed these beliefs, suggesting they are ideal targets for change in strategies encouraging bone marrow donor registration.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||bone marrow donation, bone marrow registry, beliefs, attitudes, non-blood donors|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Taylor & Frances (Routledge)|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the article as published in the Psychology, Health & Medicine, 19(1), 2014 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13548506.2013.775467.|
|Deposited On:||02 Jan 2014 03:30|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2015 00:11|
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