Date of Award
Evidence Based Nursing Education Project
Master Of Science In Nursing
Colleges & School
Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences
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.
Lappe, Molly Catherine, "Evidence-Based interventions to improve adolescent immunosuppression adherence post-solid organ transplant: a literature review" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 488.