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Table 3 Changes in antidonation items and scale from t0 to t1

From: Effects of humorous interventions on the willingness to donate organs: a quasi-experimental study in the context of medical cabaret

 Fears and caveatst0t1Parametric tests
MSDMSDMdifftp-valueaCohen’s d
I1I feel unsuitable for donating organs.1.981.212.181.300.19−2.940.0030.18
Organ donation disfigures the body.1.931.111.971.090.05−0.860.3930.04
I am afraid that the hospital staff will not work as hard to save my life when I have an organ donor card.2.511.402.391.32−0.121.940.053−0.11
I am afraid of misuse related to donated organs.2.881.452.711.30−0.182.790.006−0.15
I am worried that I am not really dead when organs are removed.2.761.622.401.42−0.355.42< 0.001−0.30
In my opinion, brain death is not the death of a human.2.381.362.221.34−0.162.080.039−0.13
I do not want to be confronted with topics related to death.2.051.212.191.190.15−2.270.0240.12
If there is a life after death, maybe I need all my organs for it.1.470.821.470.750.000.110.9150.00
Antidonation scale15.916.0115.315.740.602.730.007−0.16
I2I feel unsuitable for donating organs.2.131.432.201.400.07−1.030.3040.06
Organ donation disfigures the body.1.821.191.931.140.11−2.060.0400.11
I am afraid that the hospital staff will not work as hard to save my life when I have an organ donor card.2.321.412.231.28−0.091.600.110−0.08
I am afraid of misuse related to donated organs.2.881.472.761.39−0.121.950.052−0.10
I am worried that I am not really dead when organs are removed.2.601.612.381.44−0.223.96< 0.001−0.20
In my opinion, brain death is not the death of a human.2.271.462.131.29−0.141.900.058−0.10
I do not want to be confronted with topics related to death.2.031.302.231.320.20−3.310.0010.18
If there is a life after death, maybe I need all my organs for it.1.520.981.490.90−0.030.470.639− 0.03
Antidonation scale15.316.6115.086.390.231.010.315−0.06
CI feel unsuitable for donating organs.1.961.282.141.300.18−2.880.0040.18
Organ donation disfigures the body.1.731.051.941.100.21−3.61< 0.0010.22
I am afraid that the hospital staff will not work as hard to save my life when I have an organ donor card.2.551.472.511.38−0.040.540.587−0.04
I am afraid of misuse related to donated organs.3.011.482.941.41−0.071.030.304−0.06
I am worried that I am not really dead when organs are removed.2.831.632.741.44−0.091.370.171−0.08
In my opinion, brain death is not the death of a human.2.211.352.351.310.14−2.000.0470.12
I do not want to be confronted with topics related to death.2.081.312.261.360.18−2.660.0080.17
If there is a life after death, maybe I need all my organs for it.1.400.751.490.770.09−1.850.0660.11
Antidonation scale15.746.0016.176.18−0.43−2.050.0410.13
  1. a p-values based on t-test for paired samples