[The "Medication Experience Scale for Immunosuppressants" (MESI): initial results for a new screening instrument in transplant medicine].

@article{Goetzmann2006TheE,
  title={[The "Medication Experience Scale for Immunosuppressants" (MESI): initial results for a new screening instrument in transplant medicine].},
  author={Lutz Goetzmann and Richard Klaghofer and Anja Margareta Spindler and Regula Wagner-Huber and Eberhard Scheuer and Claus Buddeberg},
  journal={Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          49-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND After an organ transplant, immunosuppressants must be taken on a regular basis to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ. To our knowledge, there have been no studies to date on how transplant recipients experience the effects and side effects of immunosuppressants. The present study tested a newly developed screening instrument that records the subjective experiences and cognitive attitudes of patients vis-à-vis their immunosuppressive medication. METHOD 98 patients were… CONTINUE READING

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