Perceived barriers to adherence among adolescent renal transplant candidates.

  title={Perceived barriers to adherence among adolescent renal transplant candidates.},
  author={Nataliya Zelikovsky and Aileen P. Schast and J M Palmer and Kevin E. C. Meyers},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  volume={12 3},
Non-adherence to medical regimens is a ubiquitous hindrance to quality health care among adolescent transplant recipients. Identification of potentially modifiable barriers to adherence when patients are listed for organ transplant would help with early intervention efforts to prepare adolescents for the stringent medication regimen post-transplant. Fifty-six adolescents listed for a kidney transplant, mean age 14.27 (s.d. = 2.2; range 11-18 yr), 73.2% male, 62.5% Caucasian participated in a… CONTINUE READING

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