Self-care strategies and barriers among kidney transplant recipients: a qualitative study.

@article{Gordon2009SelfcareSA,
  title={Self-care strategies and barriers among kidney transplant recipients: a qualitative study.},
  author={Elisa J Gordon and Thomas R. Prohaska and Mary P. Gallant and Laura A. Siminoff},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={75-91}
}
OBJECTIVES We investigated kidney transplant recipients' self-reported levels of exercise and fluid intake. We also examined attitudes about, barriers to undertaking, and strategies used to initiate and maintain adequate self-care for fluid intake, exercise and dietary practices. METHODS A qualitative approach was used and supplemented by quantitative data to examine self-care among kidney transplant recipients (n = 82), including a semi-structured interview and survey of physical activity… CONTINUE READING