PMID- 27742342
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20170417
LR  - 20170817
IS  - 1873-2623 (Electronic)
IS  - 0041-1345 (Linking)
VI  - 48
IP  - 7
DP  - 2016 Sep
TI  - Questionnaire Development for the Measurement of Patients' Attitudes Toward Renal
      Transplantation.
PG  - 2534-2539
LID - S0041-1345(16)30392-X [pii]
LID - 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.07.007 [doi]
AB  - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was the exploration of chronic renal
      insufficiency patients' attitudes toward treatment, various motifs underlying
      their acceptance or refusal of kidney therapy, and understanding of their
      psychologic content. Examinations were carried out of chronic renal insufficiency
      patients' attitudes toward renal treatments, and a questionnaire suitable for its
      assessment was developed. METHODS: Suppositions of patients before and after
      renal transplantation were explored by means of semistructured interviews. The
      content-based analysis of the interview narratives revealed the system of
      content-categories, which we fitted with attitude questions. Transplant patients 
      took part in the trial of the questionnaire, and the statistical analysis of
      their replies revealed specific variations in patients' attitudes toward
      transplantations. RESULTS: The results of the principal component analysis
      classified the replies of transplanted patients into 8 categories for
      interpretation: hope of recovery, effects of dialysis in deterioration of quality
      of life, mistrust of transplantation, refusal, anxiety in the run-up phase to
      transplantation, difficulty in acceptance of the disease and transplantation as a
      treatment, fears of living-donor transplantations, acceptance of transplantation,
      and curiosity about dead donors. CONCLUSIONS: Our research explored attitude
      variances among patients for and against transplantations. A good understanding
      of patients' attitudes (the exploration of valid and invalid assumptions) might
      exert a positive influence on patient decisions, and might improve their attitude
      toward their treatment and their adherence from preparation for the operation to 
      the postoperative phase of recovery.
CI  - Copyright (c) 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.
FAU - Illes, A
AU  - Illes A
AD  - Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, University of
      Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
FAU - Nemes, B
AU  - Nemes B
AD  - Department of Transplantation, Institute of Surgery, Clinical Center, University 
      of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. Electronic address: abnemes@hotmail.com.
FAU - Zsom, L
AU  - Zsom L
AD  - Department of Transplantation, Institute of Surgery, Clinical Center, University 
      of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
FAU - Kovacs, S
AU  - Kovacs S
AD  - Department of Economic Analysis and Statistics, Institute of Analytical
      Methodology and Applied Informatics, Faculty of Economics, University of
      Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
FAU - Bugan, A
AU  - Bugan A
AD  - Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, University of
      Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PL  - United States
TA  - Transplant Proc
JT  - Transplantation proceedings
JID - 0243532
SB  - IM
MH  - Adult
MH  - *Attitude to Health
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Kidney Transplantation/*psychology
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Principal Component Analysis
MH  - Quality of Life
MH  - Renal Dialysis/psychology
MH  - *Surveys and Questionnaires
EDAT- 2016/10/16 06:00
MHDA- 2017/04/18 06:00
CRDT- 2016/10/16 06:00
PHST- 2016/10/16 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2016/10/16 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/04/18 06:00 [medline]
AID - S0041-1345(16)30392-X [pii]
AID - 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.07.007 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Transplant Proc. 2016 Sep;48(7):2534-2539. doi:
      10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.07.007.