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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01380002
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2011 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
  • 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.

Condition or disease
Liver Transplant Renal Transplant

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Home-Care Needs in Liver or Renal Transplantation Recipients and Their Spouses
Study Start Date : December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Eligibility Criteria

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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.
Criteria

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.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01380002


Contacts
Contact: Yu-Hsuan Chang, Master 0916-251-900 r98426009@ntu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Yu-Hsuan Chang, master    011-886-916-251-900    r98426009@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Shiow-Ching Shun, Doctor Department of Nursing
More Information

Responsible Party: Shiow-Ching Shun, NTU
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01380002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201011063RC
First Posted: June 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
care needs