Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Investigation of the Interventions of the Patients After Kidney Transplantation to Protect Themselves at Home


Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği AD İzmir, Türkiye


Ege Üniversitesi Organ Nakli Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi İzmir, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2017; 26: 271-274
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2017.1003.05
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OBJECTIVE: The study was planned to investigate the interventions of patients to protect themselves at home after kidney transplantation.

MATERIAL and METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at a university hospital. The data were collected from 87 patients that came to the clinic for follow-up after having kidney transplants. After obtaining an approval from the Scientific Ethics Committee for the study, written permission was obtained from the institution where the study was going to be conducted

RESULTS: The average age of the patients was 40.34±1.18 years; 55.2% were male and 73.6% were married. It was determined that 29.9% had three people living in their houses, 67.8% had their own rooms, 58.6% separated the toilette they used, 97.7% were careful about hand hygiene, 37.9% were always using masks at home, and 90.8% followed hygiene measures.

CONCLUSION: It was determined that most of the patients were following the hand hygiene measures and hygiene measures while carrying out their daily living activities.

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