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ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2004 Apr-Jun;27(2):138-49.

Using conceptual triangulation to develop an integrated model of the symptom experience of acute rejection after lung transplantation.

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School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.


The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive model of the symptom experience associated with the development of acute rejection after lung transplantation by integrating the findings from a theory-testing quantitative study that explored the physiologic aspects and a theory-generating qualitative study that explored the interpretive aspects. Findings from the multimethod studies were integrated using conceptual triangulation methods described by Foster (Adv Nurs Sci. 1997;20:1-12). The integrated model will guide the development of interventions to promote effective patterns of symptom recognition and reporting of acute rejection.

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