Journal of Transplantation / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

For and against Organ Donation and Transplantation: Intricate Facilitators and Barriers in Organ Donation Perceived by German Nurses and Doctors

Table 5

(a) Mean values, reliability, and factor analysis of item addressing own perception of ODT barriers. (b) Mean values, reliability, and factor analysis of item addressing assumed ODT barriers of relatives.
(a)

Factors and itemsMean value (score 1–4)SDCorrected item-total correlationAlpha if item is deleted ()Loading factor 1Loading factor 2

Factor 1: transcendent barriers: protection of the soul (eigenvalue 4.3; 53% explained variance; alpha = .87)
The wish that the body should resurrect integrally3.070.99.686.858.885
Belief in reincarnation, rebirth, karma, or similar 2.960.99.635.863.821
The wish to arrive intact in the afterlife 2.671.06.705.855.783.310
That the soul prevails in the body beyond established death2.921.00.694.857.749
The wish to be buried whole2.211.02.666.859.527.512

Factor 2: immanent barriers: affection of the physical body (eigenvalue 1.2; 15% explained variance; alpha = .79)
That ODT violates the body2.751.02.556.871.873
That the corpse would be blemished2.300.99.663.860.832
That the process of death is not complete with brain death2.211.13.521.867.680

Extraction of the main components (eigenvalue > 1); varimax rotation with Kaiser’s normalization.
Rotation is converged in 3 iterations. Both factors explain 68% of variance.
Scores range from 1 (agreement) to 4 (disagreement).
Without item “wish to be buried whole.”
(b)

Factors and items Mean value (score 1–4)SDCorrected item-total correlationAlpha if item is deleted ()Loading factor 1Loading factor 2

Factor 1: transcendent barriers: protection of the soul (eigenvalue 4.3; 54% explained variance; alpha = .93)
The wish that the body should resurrect integrally2.340.89.796.840.896
Belief in reincarnation, rebirth, karma, or similar 2.380.90.731.848.878
The wish to arrive intact in the afterlife 2.220.83.776.843.875
That the soul prevails in the body beyond established death2.350.90.758.844.853

Factor 2: immanent barriers: affection of the physical body (eigenvalue 1.4; 18% explained variance; alpha = .75)
That the corpse would be blemished1.710.67.585.865.845
That the process of death is not complete with brain death1.490.66.321.886.770
That ODT violates the body2.110.91.535.871.752
The wish to be buried whole1.870.75.563.866.466.516

Extraction of the main components (eigenvalue > 1); varimax rotation with Kaiser’s normalization.
Rotation is converged in 3 iterations. Both factors explain 71% of variance.
Scores range from 1 (agreement) to 4 (disagreement).
Without item “wish to be buried whole.”