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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 9309486, 10 pages
Research Article

Validation of a Survey Questionnaire on Organ Donation: An Arabic World Scenario

1Cardiology Research Center, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
2Trauma & Vascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
3Hamad General Hospital (HGH), P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence should be addressed to Rajvir Singh

Received 9 August 2017; Revised 25 December 2017; Accepted 14 January 2018; Published 8 February 2018

Academic Editor: Andreas Zuckermann

Copyright © 2018 Rajvir Singh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. To validate a questionnaire for measuring factors influencing organ donation and transplant. Methods. The constructed questionnaire was based on the theory of planned behavior by Ajzen Icek and had 45 questions including general inquiry and demographic information. Four experts on the topic, Arabic culture, and the Arabic and English languages established content validity through review. It was quantified by content validity index (CVI). Construct validity was established by principal component analysis (PCA), whereas internal consistency was checked by Cronbach’s Alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS 22.0 statistical package. Results. Content validity in the form of S-CVI/Average and S-CVI/UA was 0.95 and 0.82, respectively, suggesting adequate relevance content of the questionnaire. Factor analysis indicated that the construct validity for each domain (knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and intention) was 65%, 71%, 77%, and 70%, respectively. Cronbach’s Alpha and ICC coefficients were 0.90, 0.67, 0.75, and 0.74 and 0.82, 0.58, 0.61, and 0.74, respectively, for the domains. Conclusion. The questionnaire consists of 39 items on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and intention domains which is valid and reliable tool to use for organ donation and transplant survey.