Title

An Educational Intervention to Increase Knowledge About the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Program

Author(s)

Jacob NguyenFollow

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Living kidney donors who want to donate a kidney to their recipient via a direct donation sometimes can't due to a mismatch of blood type, size, human leukocyte antigen expressed, etc. Although this can be discouraging to both donor and intended recipient, they have the option to rematch themselves with another recipient. However, some deny this offer due to wanting a direct donation or uncertainty of the process. By informing recipients and donors about the KPD program through a video-based education, hopefully, recipients and donors will see KPD as an alternative option for donation. In this program, willing donors and recipients participate in this online educational-based research study over a three month period. This educational study looks at attitudes and awareness of kidney transplant. The ultimate goal of the education trial was to see if a video-based education is more effective in increasing knowledge of KPD risks and benefits for the donor and recipient than usual care (UC). Potential participants are selected after a screening process, and both recipients and donors have the option to accept or decline this optional educational research opportunity. Participants who consented are randomly placed into either UC or UC plus a video-based education. Each participant will be asked to complete three surveys and will be compensated for each completed survey. The study is reaching its final stages soon and the expected results are that those who were randomized to the video-based education will have a better understanding of the KPD program than UC participants.

Location

Furman Hall 201

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 11:30 AM

An Educational Intervention to Increase Knowledge About the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Program

Furman Hall 201

Living kidney donors who want to donate a kidney to their recipient via a direct donation sometimes can't due to a mismatch of blood type, size, human leukocyte antigen expressed, etc. Although this can be discouraging to both donor and intended recipient, they have the option to rematch themselves with another recipient. However, some deny this offer due to wanting a direct donation or uncertainty of the process. By informing recipients and donors about the KPD program through a video-based education, hopefully, recipients and donors will see KPD as an alternative option for donation. In this program, willing donors and recipients participate in this online educational-based research study over a three month period. This educational study looks at attitudes and awareness of kidney transplant. The ultimate goal of the education trial was to see if a video-based education is more effective in increasing knowledge of KPD risks and benefits for the donor and recipient than usual care (UC). Potential participants are selected after a screening process, and both recipients and donors have the option to accept or decline this optional educational research opportunity. Participants who consented are randomly placed into either UC or UC plus a video-based education. Each participant will be asked to complete three surveys and will be compensated for each completed survey. The study is reaching its final stages soon and the expected results are that those who were randomized to the video-based education will have a better understanding of the KPD program than UC participants.