Abstract: Recent advances in the fields of organ donation and organ transplant have presented new hope for the treatment of serious diseases. However, this promise has been accompanied by several issues. Previous research on organ donation has suggested that, although most people are aware of organ donation, many are unwilling or has no intention to consider donating organs. The present study investigate the significant application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in predicting the intention to donate organs. The relationship between the variables: Subjective Norms (SN), Attitude Toward Behaviour (ATB) and Perceived Behavioural Control (PBC) and the key component of the theory, intention is examined. This cross sectional study has adapted questionnaire from previous research on the application of TPB. The study findings indicate that, all the three factors have significant strong relationship with the intention to donate organ. The greatest barrier to be an organ donor is Subjective Norms (SN). It is hoped that the result from this research may benefit both healthcare providers and patients in a multicultural society like Malaysia.
Liatul Izian Ali Hussin, Siti Maon, Mumtaz Ahmad and Nur Zainie Abd Hamid, 2016. Barriers to Organ Donation: The Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11: 1768-1773.