Posts Tagged ‘psychosocial’

September 26, 2013

Improving Outcomes of Renal Transplant Recipients With Behavioral Adherence Contracts: A Randomized Controlled Trial


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Non-adherence is a well-recognized cause of poor outcomes post-transplant, but effective interventions to address this problem have been rare. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who were at least one year post-transplant and developed an adherence contract with a pharmacist had better medication adherence, as measured by prescription refills. The rate of hospitalizations was also […]

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August 30, 2013

Improving Outcomes of Renal Transplant Recipients With Behavioral Adherence Contracts: A Randomized Controlled Trial


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Non-adherence is a well-recognized risk factor for adverse events post-transplant, but there have been few interventions aimed at improving adherence. In this randomized controlled trial, regular interaction with a pharmacist and a contract laying out behaviours required of the patient improved adherence, as measured by medication refills. It also resulted in fewer hospitalization.

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September 19, 2012

Center-level factors and racial disparities in living donor kidney transplantation


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Researchers in this study evaluated the influence of center-level factors on the rate of living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) among African Americans as compared to non-African American counterparts. Hierarchical multivariate logistic regression models were used to derive center-specific estimates through a quantification of patient-level factors, the association of center-level characteristics and degree of racial disparity […]

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September 19, 2012

Impact of a Patient Education Program on Disparities in Kidney Transplant Evaluation


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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of a mandatory pre-kidney transplant education program on completion of the transplant evaluation process. A total of 1126 adult ESRD patients referred from 2005 to 2008 were examined in two eras (75% pre- and 25% post-intervention). One-year evaluation completion rates were higher in the post- […]

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September 19, 2012

Stressors and coping mechanisms in live-related renal transplantation.


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Despite the known benefits of live-donor renal transplantation as a treatment for end-stage kidney disease, it is also associated with a variety of stressors. In this longitudinal, phenomenological study the researchers explored stressors and coping mechanisms between living related kidney donors and their recipients. Researchers interviewed 11 pairs pre-transplant, and 3 and 10 months post-transplant […]

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October 1, 2011

Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation


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This issue is special edition of Pediatric Clinics of North America that delves into the interface between children’s mental health and transplantation. Dr. Stuber provides an extensive review of the latest knowledge on psychosocial and psychiatric aspects related to pediatric solid organ transplantation, covering the spectrum from pre-transplant assessment to long term post transplantation. Issues […]

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