Longitudinal analysis of physical activity, fluid intake, and graft function among kidney transplant recipients.

@article{Gordon2009LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal analysis of physical activity, fluid intake, and graft function among kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Elisa J Gordon and Thomas R. Prohaska and Mary P. Gallant and Ashwini Reddi Sehgal and David Strogatz and Recai M. Yucel and David Conti and Laura A. Siminoff},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={990-8}
}
Self-care is recommended to kidney transplant recipients as a vital component to maintain long-term graft function. However, little is known about the effects of physical activity, fluid intake, and smoking history on graft function. This longitudinal study examined the relationship between self-care practices on graft function among 88 new kidney transplant recipients in Chicago, IL and Albany, NY between 2005 and 2008. Participants were interviewed, completed surveys, and medical charts were… CONTINUE READING

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