Self-care adherence in kidney transplant recipients: Convergence factors and elapsed time analysis

신장이식환자의 자가간호이행 영향 요인 및 경과기간별 이행정도

  • Bae, Su-Jung (Dept. of Nursing, Kemyung University Dongsan Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Min-Young (Dept. of Nursing, Ulsan University)
  • Received : 2017.01.31
  • Accepted : 2017.03.20
  • Published : 2017.03.28


The purpose of this study was to survey the effects of convergence factors and time elapsed after kidney transplantation on self-care adherence. The study included 235 patients; the data was collected from September, to October, 2014. Old age, female gender and duration of transplantation were identified as factors significantly affecting self-care adherence. Self-care adherence also showed significant differences depending on the elapsed time, and the decrease in self-care compliance was most evident between 1 and 5 years after kidney transplantation. Therefore, development of a nursing strategy that would provide education and self-care improvement programs is needed to improve self-care based on convergence factors and elapsed time.


Kidney transplantation;Recipient;Self-care adherence;Convergence factors;Elapsed time


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