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Home-Care Needs in Liver or Renal Transplantation Recipients and Their Spouses

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2011 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 22, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2011
History: No changes posted
  • Liver/renal transplantations are now tending to be the most important treatment for terminal liver and renal disease. Although transplantation can prevent recipients from suffering with critical and fatal symptoms, patients may experience the complication from surgery and immunosuppressive drugs. Furthermore, they might have many unmet needs in daily life, and so as their spouses. The purpose of this study is to explore the home-care needs among the post liver or renal transplant recipients and their spouses, and identify the significant factors for care needs.
  • A cross-sectional correlated design will be used and patients will be recruited by purposive sampling from an organ transplant outpatient department at a medical center in northern Taiwan. A set of structured questionnaires will be used to collect data.
  • The result of this study will be helpful for clinical nurses to understand liver or renal recipients' physical and mental distress, also identify the potential risk of home-care needs and the degree of satisfaction as well.

Liver Transplant
Renal Transplant

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Home-Care Needs in Liver or Renal Transplantation Recipients and Their Spouses

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
  • liver transplant recipients or renal transplant recipients with 18 to 80 years old who have regular follow up in organ transplant outpatient departments at National Taiwan University Hospital in Northern Taiwan.
  • We will also recuit spouses who live with recruited patients.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • about patients

    1. liver transplant recipients or renal transplant recipients who have regular follow up in organ transplant outpatient departments.
    2. conscious clear.
    3. above 18 years old.
  • about spouse

    1. who live with patients.
    2. conscious clear.
    3. above 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • about patients

    1. who suffer form cancer now.
    2. have received transplantation twice.
  • about spouse

    1. who liver apart from patients.
    2. whose spouse(patient) did not recruited in this research.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01380002

Contact: Yu-Hsuan Chang, Master 0916-251-900

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Yu-Hsuan Chang, master    011-886-916-251-900   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Shiow-Ching Shun, Doctor Department of Nursing
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shiow-Ching Shun, NTU Identifier: NCT01380002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201011063RC
Study First Received: June 22, 2011
Last Updated: June 22, 2011

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