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RESEARCH ARTICLE

LIVED-IN EXPERIENCES OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

US Shalimol, Karthik V Kumar, Karthika Krishnan, Linta Sara John

Keywords : Lived-in experiences, kidney transplantation

Citation Information : Shalimol U, Kumar KV, Krishnan K, John LS. LIVED-IN EXPERIENCES OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION. 2016; 9 (3):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-3-16

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: Elicit the lived in experience of patients who have undergone kidney transplantation2) Extrapolate the lived in experience of patients who have undergone kidney transplantation. Method Non-experimental, descriptive study design with Qualitative approach Result The majority (60%) of the participants were males and 60% of them were in the age group of 26-35 years. A vast majority (50%) of participants of the study belonged to middle socio economic class with a monthly family income as Rs 5000-10,000. Majority (60%) of the donors were family members. The following themes and subthemes were identified from the verbatim. In physical dimension, the identified theme were Gastric problems, headache, hypertension, weight reduction, edema, fatigue, glycaemia index, UTI, tremor. Conclusion: The study findings reveal that we should give equal importance to all the dimensions which is of paramount importance to meet quality nursing care


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