Table 2

Percentage of participants who knew the law before depending on gender, age and education level in the four groups
Change in Law All ICU nurses Students health sciences Students non-health sciences
Law is known Law is known Law is known Law is known
Y (%) N (%) Y (%) N (%) Y (%) N (%) Y (%) N (%)
No Change 82 64* 72 50* 88 69* 84 67*
Opt in 7 14* 17 15 6 12* 7 17*
Opt out! 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2
Opt out? 6 17* 10 35* 5 19* 7 14*

No change: The Austrian law should not be changed and I will not choose the “opt-out” option. Opt-in: I favour the introduction of an (active) donation register, the so called “opt-in” option. “Opt-out”!: I want to choose the “opt-out” option and definitely plan to be added to the contradiction register. “Opt-out”?: I am thinking about the “opt-out” option. * p < 0.05, Chi square test.

Stadlbauer et al.

Stadlbauer et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:32   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-14-32

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