Complementary therapies use and quality of life: Lung transplant candidates and recipients comparison

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159635
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Complementary therapies use and quality of life: Lung transplant candidates and recipients comparison
Abstract:
Complementary therapies use and quality of life: Lung transplant candidates and recipients comparison
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Matthees, Barbara
P.I. Institution Name:Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN, 56563, USA
Contact Telephone:218.236.2695
PURPOSE Use of complementary therapies (CT) is increasing rapidly. Simultaneously, transplantation has become the treatment of choice for some end stage organ diseases. Transplantation replaces immediate health needs with a complex medical regimen to maintain the transplant. The presence of chronic illness has been correlated with CT use. The potential for patient-directed CT to complicate standard therapies underscores the need for better understanding of CT use. This study examines CT patterns of use among lung transplant candidates and recipients. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK CT use is considered as a coping method according to the theory of stress, appraisal and coping (Lazarus and Folkman, 1984). Illness intrusion, symptom burden, quality of life and health related quality of life (HRQL) are affected by this method of coping. SAMPLE AND METHOD Lung or heart/lung transplant recipients (n=99) and candidates (n=65) completed a mailed survey which examined 23 complementary therapies as well as personal characteristics, symptom burden and HRQL. RESULTS Analysis is in process and includes the following comparisons between transplant candidates and recipients: types and frequencies of CT used; communication about CT use with health care providers; use patterns related to sociodemographics; and HRQL outcomes. Conclusions will relate to the impact of CT on transplant patients’ quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComplementary therapies use and quality of life: Lung transplant candidates and recipients comparisonen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159635-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Complementary therapies use and quality of life: Lung transplant candidates and recipients comparison</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Matthees, Barbara</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minnesota State University-Moorhead</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN, 56563, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">218.236.2695</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">matthees@mnstate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE Use of complementary therapies (CT) is increasing rapidly. Simultaneously, transplantation has become the treatment of choice for some end stage organ diseases. Transplantation replaces immediate health needs with a complex medical regimen to maintain the transplant. The presence of chronic illness has been correlated with CT use. The potential for patient-directed CT to complicate standard therapies underscores the need for better understanding of CT use. This study examines CT patterns of use among lung transplant candidates and recipients. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK CT use is considered as a coping method according to the theory of stress, appraisal and coping (Lazarus and Folkman, 1984). Illness intrusion, symptom burden, quality of life and health related quality of life (HRQL) are affected by this method of coping. SAMPLE AND METHOD Lung or heart/lung transplant recipients (n=99) and candidates (n=65) completed a mailed survey which examined 23 complementary therapies as well as personal characteristics, symptom burden and HRQL. RESULTS Analysis is in process and includes the following comparisons between transplant candidates and recipients: types and frequencies of CT used; communication about CT use with health care providers; use patterns related to sociodemographics; and HRQL outcomes. Conclusions will relate to the impact of CT on transplant patients&rsquo; quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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