Journal article

Low participation in preventative health measures in a cohort of liver transplant recipients: A cross-sectional analysis

Elizabeth SL Low, Paul J Gow, Adam Testro, Marie Sinclair

Clinical Transplantation | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite high rates of infection and malignancy post-solid organ transplant, there are little data on patient participation in preventative health care. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of post-liver transplant patients to evaluate insight into transplant-associated infective and neoplastic risks, and receipt of vaccination and cancer surveillance in accordance with Australian and local institution-specific guidelines. Descriptive analyses were used to assess characteristics potentially influencing adherence. RESULTS: Of 219 patients surveyed, adherence to bowel cancer surveillance was significantly reduced in those distant from transplantation compared with those re..

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