Date of Award


Document Type

Evidence Based Nursing Education Project

Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Evidence-based nursing; Immunosuppression; Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.; Adolescent medicine; Patient education; Patient Compliance--in adolescence


Non-adherence to immunosuppressant regimens after solid organ transplant is a leading cause of morbidity in adolescents. However, little research exists related to the types of interventions that promote adherence in this vulnerable population. The purpose of this literature review is to identify perceived barriers to immunosuppressive therapies and what evidence-based behavioral and educational interventions improve adherence to those therapies in adolescents post solid organ transplant. Results suggest that family efficacy and social learning factors, combined with behavioral and educational interventions, are important in improving adolescent adherence to immunosuppressive regimens.


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