Clicca qui per scaricare

Why donate stem cells? A pilot validation of new measures for studying antecedents of stem cell donation intention
Titolo Rivista: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Autori/Curatori:  Flavia Bonaiuto, Uberta Ganucci Cancellieri, Silvia Ariccio, Erica Molinario, Luca Pierelli, Marino Bonaiuto 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2020 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  35 P. 599-633 Dimensione file:  369 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2020-002007
Il DOI è il codice a barre della proprietà intellettuale: per saperne di più:  clicca qui   qui 


Social sciences literature on stem cells one of the most promising research venues in biomedical sciences is fragmented and lacks standard tools. This paper aims at presenting a first pilot validation of some stem cells-relevant social-psychological constructs’ scales and an exploration of variables related bone marrow stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells donation intention. Eight scales were created for measuring the following variables: subjective knowledge on stem cells donation; objective knowledge on stem cells donation; attitudes toward stem cells donation; past tissue donation experience; positive incentives toward stem cells donation; negative incentives toward stem cells donation; intention of stem cells donation; importance of stem cells sustainabil-ity. A self-report questionnaire including new scales and existing scales from literature (norms, values, emotions) was administrated to 78 Italian subjects. Fac-torial structures were explored via factorial analyses with Principal Axis Factor-ing, Oblimin rotation and Cronbach’s alpha tests. Two stepwise regression anal-yses were conducted to explore which variables are more related to the two kinds of donation intention. Most scales have been found to have a satisfacto-ry factorial structure and internal consistency (a>.60). Both kinds of donation intention have been found to be associated to self-transcendence values and positive emotions; bone marrow stem cells donation intention is also associated to conservation values, subjective knowledge, and past tissue donation experi-ence. Results are discussed according to current literature and suggesting re-search developments.


Keywords: Altruism, stem cells, donation, donoridentity, social-psychological tools.

  1. Mansori, S., Sambasivan, M., & Md-Sidin, S. (2015). Acceptance of novel products: The role of religiosity, ethnicity and values. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 33(1), 39-66.
  2. McCullough, J., Rogers, G., Dahl, R., Therkelsen, D., Kamstra, L., Crisham, P., ... & Williams, J. (1986). Development and operation of a program to obtain volunteer bone marrow donors unrelated to the patient. Transfusion, 26(4), 315-323.
  3. Morgan, S.E., & Miller, J.K. (2002). Beyond the organ donor card: The effect of knowledge, attitudes, and values on willingness to communicate about organ donation to family members. Health communication, 14(1), 121-134.
  4. Narayanan, P., Wolanskyj, A., Ehlers, S.L., Litzow, M.R., Patnaik, M.S., Hogan, W.J., & Hashmi, S.K. (2016). Medical students’ knowledge, familiarity, and attitudes towards hematopoietic stem cell donation: stem cell donation behaviours. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 22(9), 1710-1716.
  5. Natan, M.B., Grinberg, K., Galula, S., & Biton, M. (2014). Factors Affecting Israeli Women’s Decision Whether to Donate Cord Blood. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 39(2), 96-101., DOI: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000014
  6. Panasonic Healthcare Company of North America (2013). Ultra-Low and Cryogenic Freezers. Wood Dale, IL: AG.
  7. Robinson, M.A. (2018). Using multi-item psychometric scales for research and practice in human resource management. Human Resource Management, 57(3), 739-750.
  8. Sarason, I.G., Sarason, B.R., Slichter, S.J., Beatty, P.G., Meyer, D.M., & Bolgiano, D.C. (1993). Increasing participation of blood donors in a bone-marrow registry. Health Psychology, 12(4), 272-276., DOI: 10.1037/0278-6133.12.4.272
  9. Screnci, M., Murgi, E., Pirrè, G., Valente, E., Gesuiti, P., Corona, F., & Girelli, G. (2012). Donating umbilical cord blood to a public bank or storing it in a private bank: Knowledge and preference of blood donors and of pregnant women. Blood Transfusion, 10(3), 331-337., DOI: 10.2450/2012.0081-11
  10. Shin, S., Yoon, J.H., Lee, H.R., Kim, B.J., & Roh, E.Y. (2011). Perspectives of potential donors on cord blood and cord blood cryopreservation: a survey of highly educated, pregnant Korean women receiving active prenatal care. Transfusion, 51(2), 277-283.
  11. Siegel, J.T., Navarro, M.A., Tan, C.N., & Hyde, M.K. (2014). Attitude-behaviour consistency, the principle of compatibility, and organ donation: A classic innovation. Health Psychology, 33(9), 1084-1091.
  12. Simmons, R.G., Schimmel, M., & Butterworth, V.A. (1993). The Self-Image of Unrelated Bone Marrow Donors. Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 34(4), 285., DOI: 10.2307/213736
  13. Studts, J.L., Ruberg, J.L., McGuffin, S.A., & Roetzer, L.M. (2010). Decisions to register for the National Marrow Donor Program: rational vs emotional appeals. Bone marrow transplantation, 45(3), 422.
  14. Switzer, G.E., Myaskovsky, L., Goycoolea, J.M., Dew, M.A., Confer, D.L., & King, R. (2003). Factors associated with ambivalence about bone marrow donation among newly recruited unrelated potential donors. Transplantation, 75(9), 1517-1523.
  15. Switzer, G.E., Simmons, R.G., & Dew, M.A. (1996). Helping Unrelated Strangers: Physical and Psychological Reactions to the Bone Marrow Donation Process Among Anonymous Donors1. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26(6), 469-490.
  16. Taufik, D., Bolderdijk, J.W., & Steg, L. (2015). Acting green elicits a literal warm glow. Nature Climate Change, 5(1), 37.
  17. Ajzen, I. (1991). The theory of planned behaviour. Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, 50, 179-211., DOI: 10.1016/0749-5978(91)90020-T
  18. Alvarado-Herrera, A., Bigne, E., Aldas-Manzano, J., & Curras-Perez, R. (2017). A Scale for Measuring Consumer Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility Following the Sustainable Development Paradigm. Journal of Business Ethics, 140(2), 243-262.
  19. Andreoni, J. (1990). Impure altruism and donations to public goods: A theory of warm-glow giving. The economic journal, 100(401), 464-477., DOI: 10.2307/2234133
  20. Atala A. & Lanza R.P. (2013). Handbook of Stem Cells. London, Academic/Elsevier.
  21. Bart, T., Volken, T., Fischer, Y., & Mansouri Taleghani, B. (2014). Giving Blood and Enrolling on the SC Donor Registry: Ranking of Obstacles and Motives in Switzerland. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, 41(4), 264-272., DOI: 10.1159/000365457
  22. Capanna, C., Vecchione, M., & Schwartz, S.H. (2005). La misura dei valori: Un contributo alla validazione del Portrait Values Questionnaire su un campione italiano. Bollettino di Psicologia Applicata, 246, 29-41.
  23. Danzer, E., Holzgreve, W., Troeger, C., Kostka, U., Steimann, S., Bitzer, J., & Surbek, D.V. (2003). Attitudes of Swiss mothers toward unrelated umbilical cord blood banking 6 months after donation. Transfusion, 43(5), 604-608.
  24. European Commission (2015). Special Eurobarometer 426 “Blood and Cell and Tissue Donation” Report. European Union.
  25. Evans, R., & Ferguson, E. (2014). Defining and measuring blood donor altruism: a theoretical approach from biology, economics and psychology. Vox Sanguinis, 106(2), 118–126.
  26. Fernandez, C.V., Gordon, K., Van den Hof, M., Taweel, S., & Baylis, F. (2003). Knowledge and attitudes of pregnant women with regard to collection, testing and banking of cord blood SC. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 168(6), 695-698.
  27. Flückiger, A. (Ed.). (2010). Emouvoir et persuader pour promouvoir le don d’organes?: l’efficacité entre éthique et droit. Geneva, Zurich and Basel: Schulthess.
  28. Fornara, F., Carrus, G., Passafaro, P., & Bonnes, M. (2011). Distinguishing the sources of normative influence on pro-environmental behaviours: The role of local norms in household waste recycling. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(5), 623-635., DOI: 10.1177/1368430211408149
  29. Galanis, P.A, Sparos L.D., Katostaras T., Velonakis, E., & Kalokerinou, A. (2008). Factors that influence Greeks’ decision to register as potential bone marrow donors. Transplantation Proc, 40, 1271-1274.
  30. Garcia, M.C., Chapman, J.R., Shaw, P.J., Gottlieb, D.J., Ralph, A., Craig, J. C., & Tong, A. (2013). Motivations, Experiences, and Perspectives of Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donors: Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 19(7), 1046-1058.
  31. Giles, M. (2004). An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to blood donation: the importance of self-efficacy. Health Education Research, 19(4), 380-391.
  32. Hair, J. F. J., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., Anderson, R., E., & Tatham, R. L. (2006). Multivariate Data Analysis (6th Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc, New Jersey.
  33. Hodges, R.J., Bardien, N., &Wallace, E. (2012). Acceptability of SC Therapy by Pregnant Women. Birth, 39(2), 91-97.
  34. Hyde, M.K., & White, K.M. (2013). Testing an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict young people’s intentions to join a bone marrow donor registry. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(12), 2462-2467.
  35. Hyde, M.K., Knowles, S.R., & White, K.M. (2013). Donating blood and organs: using an extended theory of planned behaviour perspective to identify similarities and differences in individual motivations to donate. Health Education Research, 28(6), 1092-1104.
  36. Hyde, M.K., Mclaren, P.J., & White, K.M. (2014). Identifying belief targets to increase bone marrow registry participation among students who have never donated blood. Psychology, health & medicine, 19(1), 115-125., DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2013.775467
  37. James, A.B., Schreiber, G.B., Hillyer, C.D., & Shaz, B.H. (2013). Blood donations motivators and barriers: A descriptive study of African American and white voters. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 48(1), 87-93.
  38. Jordens, C.F., Kerridge, I.H., Stewart, C.L., O’brien, T.A., Samuel, G., Porter, M., ... & Nassar, N. (2014). Knowledge, Beliefs, and Decisions of Pregnant Australian Women Concerning Donation and Storage of Umbilical Cord Blood: A Population‐Based Survey. Birth, 41(4), 360-366.
  39. Karagiorgou, L.Z., Pantazopoulou, M.N., Mainas, N.C., Beloukas A.I., & Kriebardis, A.G. (2014). Knowledge about umbilical cord blood banking among Greek citizens. Blood Transfus, 12(1), 353-360., DOI: 10.2450/2013.0297-12
  40. Katz, G., Mills, A., Garcia, J., Hooper, K., McGuckin, C., Platz, A., ... & Torrabadella, M. (2011). Banking cord blood stem cells: attitude and knowledge of pregnant women in five European countries. Transfusion, 51(3), 578-586.
  41. Kim, M., Han, S., & Shin, M. (2015). Influencing factors on the cord-blood donation of post-partum women. Nursing & Health Sciences, 17(2), 269-275.
  42. Kline, P. (2000). Handbook of psychological testing (2nd ed.). London, England: Routledge.
  43. Kwok, J., Leung, E., Wong, W., Leung, K., Lee, C.K., Lam, W., & Ip, P. (2015). Factors Influencing Hematopoietic SC Donation Intention in Hong Kong: A Web-Based Survey. Ann Transplant, 20, 604-613., DOI: 10.12659/AOT.894165
  44. Lye, J.L., Soon, L.K., Wan Ahmad, W.A.N., & Tan, S.C. (2015). Knowledge and Attitude about Stem Cells and Their Application in Medicine among Nursing Students in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 22(4), 23-31.
  45. Mannheimer, R., & Brunelli, C. (2013). Cellule staminali: cosa ne sanno gli italiani? Quali opportunità? Sondaggio ISPO Ricerche per Assobiotec. Conference held in Rome, Palazzo Montecitorio 14/11/13.
  46. Terracciano, A., McCrae, R., & Costa Jr, P.T. (2003). Factorial and Construct Validity of The Italian Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment 19(2), 131-141., DOI: 10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131
  47. Toccaceli, V., Fagnani, C., Nisticò, L., D’Ippolito, C., Giannantonio, L., Brescianini, S., & Stazi, M.A. (2009). Research understanding, attitude and awareness towards biobanking: a survey among Italian twin participants to a genetic epidemiological study. BMC Med Ethics, 10(1)., DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-10-4
  48. Tronu, G. (2011). General environmental attitudes and beliefs influencing sustainable behaviour: The NHIP scale and the spatial bias. Unpublished PhD Dissertation.
  49. Venhoeven, L.A., Bolderdijk, J.W., & Steg, L. (2013). Explaining the paradox: how pro-environmental behaviour can both thwart and foster well-being. Sustainability, 5(4), 1372-1386.
  50. Verplanken B., & Holland R.W. (2002). Motivated decision making: Effects of activation and self-centrality of values on choices and behaviour. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 434-447., DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.82.3.434
  51. Wu, A.M.S., Tang, C.S., & Yogo, M. (2013). Death anxiety, altruism, self-efficacy, and organ donation intention among Japanese college students: A moderated mediation analysis. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(2), 115-123.
  52. Retrieved from https://www.cryoport.com/resources/supporting-sustainability-with
-smart-cold-chain-logistics.

Flavia Bonaiuto, Uberta Ganucci Cancellieri, Silvia Ariccio, Erica Molinario, Luca Pierelli, Marino Bonaiuto, in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2020, pp. 599-633, DOI:10.3280/RIP2020-002007

   

FrancoAngeli è membro della Publishers International Linking Association associazione indipendente e no profit per facilitare l'accesso degli studiosi ai contenuti digitali nelle pubblicazioni professionali e scientifiche