"tribes sharing life": An organ donation educational intervention for american indian tribal college and university students

Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Christine Belitz, Arliss Keckler

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Abstract

"Tribes Sharing Life" is an educational intervention about deceased organ donation for American Indian Tribal College and University (TCU) students.The classroom and web-based program was derived from cultural values and beliefs, and the Transtheoretical Model.The aim of this study was to develop and formatively evaluate the intervention for acceptability and satisfaction among advisory council members (n = 10) and TCU students (n = 22).Council evaluation results were strong.All items met the <3.0 mean acceptability criterion using an intervention materials review form.Content validity indices met criterion of 0.80 overall and for each item.Dialogue among tribal advisors led to culturally based changes in the images that portrayed the need for organ donation.TCU student evaluation of the revised intervention resulted in overall mean scores that met criterion for acceptability and satisfaction.Tribes Sharing Life is a formatively evaluated intervention that should undergo efficacy testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-915
Number of pages15
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • behavioral intervention
  • organ donation
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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