An evaluation of a donation coping brochure with Australian non-donors

Masser, Barbara and France, Christopher R. (2010) An evaluation of a donation coping brochure with Australian non-donors. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 43 3: 291-297. doi:10.1016/j.transci.2010.09.017

Author Masser, Barbara
France, Christopher R.
Title An evaluation of a donation coping brochure with Australian non-donors
Journal name Transfusion and Apheresis Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-0502
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.transci.2010.09.017
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 291
End page 297
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The current study evaluated the impact of blood donation coping brochures, adapted to address known predictors of non-donation, among Australians who had not previously donated blood. Participants read a donation coping brochure that either (1) incorporated a first-time donor narrative or (2) omitted the narrative, (3) a standard donor recruitment brochure, or (4) a control brochure focusing on exercise. Whilst both of the coping brochures resulted in significant changes in intention and a number of its predictors, the version with a donor narrative resulted in significantly greater improvements in self efficacy, intention, and fewer anticipated vasovagal reactions than the standard donor recruitment brochure. The findings indicate that specifically-designed brochures can enhance non-donors’ intentions to donate blood.
Keyword Non-donors
Blood donation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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