KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF DECEASED DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AMONG TEACHING HOSPITAL STAFF: IMPLICATIONS FOR LAGOS, NIGERIA

Deceased donor kidney transplant

Authors

  • Mumuni Amisu LASUCOM/LASUTH IKEJA LAGOS
  • DR SOTUBO S.O LASUTH
  • A. Odeyemi
  • J. Awobusuyi

Abstract

Background: The scourge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is alarming and its of significant increasing public health challenge, especially in developing countries. Deceased Kidney transplant (DKT) though not popular, still remains a viable option of treatment. It can reduce the waiting list period for recipients in need of donors. However, there is a palpable gap in knowledge, legal instruments and socio-cultural beliefs which could mitigate against the acceptance of deceased donors in our locals. The study aimed to assess the knowledge and perception of hospital staff about deceased KT.  We believe the studied population should have basic knowledge regarding deceased KT. They play a critical role in disseminating awareness to the public about deceased KT in a bid to popularize the practice in our context as most populous African countries.

Methodology: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study of a teaching hospital staff conducted from November 2023 to February 2024 by applying pretest self-addressed questionnaires, to assess demographic data, knowledge and perceptions of the respondents. The data obtained were analyzed using SPSS version 26 and associations were tested using Pearson's Chi square test while independent predictors of knowledge and perceptions of cadaveric KT were determined by logistic regression.

Results: Two hundred and forty completed electronic questionnaires from the respondents were analyzed. The mean age of respondents was 41.0+/-10.1 with female: male ratio of 2:1. Two hundred and ten (87.5%) knew about brain dead donation while 164 (64.3%) had knowledge about cardiac death donation. Only 176 (74.3%) respondents had strong attitudes towards deceased K.T. Impacts of the cultural and religious beliefs by the respondents were 158 (65.9%) and 192 (80%) respectfully. Forty eight (20%) of the participants were aware of the impending Lagos state legislation on deceased donor KT.  

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Published

07-07-2024

How to Cite

Amisu, M., Sotubo, S., Odeyemi, A., & Awobusuyi, J. (2024). KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF DECEASED DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AMONG TEACHING HOSPITAL STAFF: IMPLICATIONS FOR LAGOS, NIGERIA: Deceased donor kidney transplant. Annals of Clinical Sciences, 9(2), 180–189. Retrieved from https://acsjournal.lasucom.edu.ng/index.php/acs/article/view/186