An instrument to identify stressors in renal transplant recipients.

  title={An instrument to identify stressors in renal transplant recipients.},
  author={Michael B. Hayward and Joshua Kish and Georg Frey and Jakob M. Kirchner and Lawrence Silas Carr and Charles Wolfe},
  journal={ANNA journal},
  volume={16 2},
The purpose of this study was to create a reliable, valid instrument to identify the major stressors experienced by new transplant recipients and to establish baseline data. Sixty transplant recipients (85% of sample) responded to a mailed questionnaire. From a list of 44 possible stressors the subjects self-reported the possibility of rejection as the major stressor. Recommendations include using the instrument (KTRSS) in clinical practice to plan individualized care based on an assessment of… CONTINUE READING

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