Physiological Problems Which Confront Renal Transplant Recipients
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2009, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 270-276
The study objectives are to identify the problems which confront renal transplant recipients ( RTRS).
Identify the physiological problems which confront renal transplant recipients ( RTRS).
A descriptive study was carried out at two Teaching Hospitals with kidney transplant centers. Surgical specialties and Al-Karama outpatients, clinics for ( RTRS) , and three Teaching Hospitals; Medical city, Al-Karama and Al-Yermok which were responsible for immunosuppressive drugs distribution .Starting from October ,1st 2006 to the end of July 2007.To achieve the objectives of study, a non-probability (purposive) sample of 150 ( RTRS) who were attending to the outpatient clinic of the above listed hospital were selected according to the criteria of the study sample .
The finalized questionnaire contained (42) items. The content validity of the instrument was established through penal of (14) experts. Reliability of the problems scales was determined by test-retest method which was estimated as average (r=0.76).
Data was gathered by interview technique using the questionnaire format and data was analyzed by application of descriptive and inferential statistical methods.
The results of the study indicated that the ( RTRS) confront (83 ) problems and affected by these problems with different severity level, high, moderate, and low.
according to the results of this study, the researcher recommended that the provision of the necessary post transplant medicines should be easily acquired from easy to reach centers
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