Stressors and coping resources of Australian kidney transplant recipients related to medication taking: a qualitative study
Jac Kee Low, Kimberley Crawford, Elizabeth Manias, Allison Williams
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2017
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To understand the stressors related to life post kidney transplantation, with a focus on medication adherence, and the coping resources people use to deal with these stressors. BACKGROUND: Although kidney transplantation offers enhanced quality and years of life for patients, the management of a kidney transplant post surgery is a complex process. DESIGN: A descriptive exploratory study. METHOD: Participants were recruited from five kidney transplant units in Victoria, Australia. From March-May 2014, patients who had either maintained their kidney transplant for ≥8 months or had experienced a kidney graft loss due to medication nonadherence were interviewed. All audio-reco..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships for Better Health grant
This work was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships for Better Health grant (APP1056717). First author is partially supported by a Faculty Graduate Research International Scholarship (FGRIS) from Monash University.