Learn More
  Inadequate compliance with prescribed medication regimens in children is complex and poorly understood. We measured the extent and pattern of noncompliance with cyclosporine in our adolescent renal transplant population and attempted to determine factors associated with poor compliance. After informed consent, each patient was provided cyclosporine(More)
Kidney transplantation is an optimal therapy for pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease. This pilot study sought to examine multidimensional QOL outcomes after kidney transplant using VAQOL and General Health, the PedsQL 4.0, PedsQL End Stage Renal Disease Module, and Impact on Family Module. Sample included 12 adolescents aged 13-18 yr and their(More)
CONTEXT Adolescents are at higher risk for organ loss than are all other age groups, but no studies have been conducted to examine the specific information needs of adolescents. A better understanding of adolescents' information needs is essential for developing programs tailored to their unique requirements. OBJECTIVE To explore information needs of(More)
The complex issues related to the growth and development of pediatric kidney transplant recipients are explored in this paper. We divide the pediatric population into 3 age groups--toddlers and preschoolers, school age children, and adolescents--and review the literature describing growth and development in kidney transplant recipients and the normal(More)
Adolescents with SOT demonstrate high rates of medication non-adherence and higher rates of graft loss compared to all other age groups. Self-management interventions encompass information-based material designed to achieve disease-related learning and changes in the participant's knowledge and skill acquisition, while providing social support. These(More)
  • 1