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  • "Tribes Sharing Life" is an educational intervention about deceased organ donation for American Indian Tribal College and University (TCU) students. The classroom and web-based program was derived from cultural values and beliefs, and the Transtheoretical Model. The aim of this study was to develop and formatively evaluate the intervention for acceptability and satisfaction among advisory council members (n = 10) and TCU students (n = 22). Council evaluation results were strong. All items met the <3.0 mean acceptability criterion using an intervention materials review form. Content validity indices met criterion of 0.80 overall and for each item. Dialogue among tribal advisors led to culturally based changes in the images that portrayed the need for organ donation. TCU student evaluation of the revised intervention resulted in overall mean scores that met criterion for acceptability and satisfaction. Tribes Sharing Life is a formatively evaluated intervention that should undergo efficacy testing.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fahrenwald, N. L., Belitz, C., & Keckler, A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM