Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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