Native Americans’ Memorable Conversations About Living Kidney Donation and Transplant Academic Article uri icon


  • Living kidney donation and transplant (LKDT) offers a path of hope for patients on indefinite dialysis treatment. However, identification of a living donor can be challenging; initiating these conversations is difficult. Our study analyzes memorable conversations about LKDT that occurred in response to an LKDT campaign targeted to Native Americans. Our analysis of n = 28 memorable conversations revealed that the campaign prompted conversations and increased communication efficacy about LKDT. Based on these findings, we suggest that campaign designers utilize narratives within campaigns to model communication self-efficacy and then analyze the content of postcampaign conversations as an indicator of campaign effectiveness.

author list (cited authors)

  • Anderson, J., Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Harming, S., & Fahrenwald, N.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM