Effects of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161525
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation
Abstract:
Effects of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Russell, Cynthia
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital & Clinic
Contact Address:One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO, 65212, USA
Contact Telephone:573.882.4244
Purpose: To measure the effect of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting renal transplantation. Conceptual Framework: Hope (Herth) and Uncertainty (Mishel). Sample: Fifty individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation were included. Methods: Hope, using the Herth Hope Index, and uncertainty, using the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale-Adult, were measured in both the control and treatment groups at the beginning of the study. Subsequently, for six months, the treatment group received the intervention of monthly telephone calls and mailed information while the control group received the standard treatment of no structured contact. The measurements were then repeated. Results: Results of the study indicated no statistically significant effect of the nursing intervention of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals waiting for cadaveric renal transplant(F=0.53; p=0.81). Hope is negatively related to uncertainty both pre (r=-0.53, p=0.0001) and post (r=-0.59, p=0.0001) intervention.The findings are consistent with other literature in that there is an inverse relationship between hope and uncertainty. Conclusions: Even though the results did not support the effect of the nursing intervention, the individuals' comments indicated that there were needs that were met with the phone calls and information. Additionally, valuable information was shared with the clinical nurse specialist.
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.titleEffects of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161525-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation</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">Russell, Cynthia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital &amp; Clinic</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO, 65212, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573.882.4244</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">RussellC@health.missouri.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To measure the effect of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals awaiting renal transplantation. Conceptual Framework: Hope (Herth) and Uncertainty (Mishel). Sample: Fifty individuals awaiting cadaveric renal transplantation were included. Methods: Hope, using the Herth Hope Index, and uncertainty, using the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale-Adult, were measured in both the control and treatment groups at the beginning of the study. Subsequently, for six months, the treatment group received the intervention of monthly telephone calls and mailed information while the control group received the standard treatment of no structured contact. The measurements were then repeated. Results: Results of the study indicated no statistically significant effect of the nursing intervention of information and support on hope and uncertainty in individuals waiting for cadaveric renal transplant(F=0.53; p=0.81). Hope is negatively related to uncertainty both pre (r=-0.53, p=0.0001) and post (r=-0.59, p=0.0001) intervention.The findings are consistent with other literature in that there is an inverse relationship between hope and uncertainty. Conclusions: Even though the results did not support the effect of the nursing intervention, the individuals' comments indicated that there were needs that were met with the phone calls and information. Additionally, valuable information was shared with the clinical nurse specialist.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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