July 4, 2011

Nonadherent behaviors after solid organ transplantation.


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This study surveyed 218 solid organ transplant recipients: 103 liver, 50 kidney, 52 heart, and 13 lung (152 men; mean  age was 52.2 ± 0.8 years; mean time from transplantation, 83.6 ± 4.5 months). They found 37.9%, 38.8%, and 12.8% of patients reported nonadherence to immunosuppressive therapy, to correct lifestyle, and to medical prescriptions. Among patients nonadherent to the correct lifestyle, the rates of men and of patients with disability pension were significantly higher compared to adherent patients. This adds to the body of literature showing nonadherence is a common problem after transplantation and prospective; interventional studies are urgently needed.

 

 

Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Renal Transplantation

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