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dc.contributor.advisorGrace Githemoen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJonathan Walaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNyambura, Anne Mumbi
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-22T10:34:57Z
dc.date.available2022-03-22T10:34:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/23272
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Degree in Master of Science (Nephrology Nursing) in the Department of Medical-Surgical and Preclinical Sciences, School of Nursing- Kenyatta University, September, 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractEnd stage kidney disease (ESKD) prevalence has become a global public health burden. Kidney transplantation is the best remedy for cases suffering from ESKD. Adherence to post kidney transplant treatment and lifestyle changes is critical in maintaining graft function. However, non-adherence leads to graft loss necessitating the patients to revert to dialysis or re-transplantation. This descriptive cross-sectional study aimed at describing adherence to post kidney transplant treatment and lifestyle changes among kidney recipients at Kenyatta National Hospital. Census sampling method was used to recruit 106 study participants attending transplant clinic. Data collection was done using interviewer and self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe patients’ characteristics. Chi square test of significance was used to determine the relationship between the independent and dependent variable. A p value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of adherence. The study findings revealed that most of the respondents 63(60%) were non adherent to clinic attendance while 49(46%) were non-adherent to medication. Forgetfulness and cost of medication were reported to be the major contributing factors to non-adherence to medication. Frequency of medication dosing was a statistically significant factor influencing non-adherence to medication (x2 (1) = 6.61, p = .019, p= <.005) while distance to the hospital statistically significance influence of non-adherence to clinic attendance, (x2 (2) = 12.63, p = .002, p<.005). The study concluded that non adherence is a major concern in post kidney transplant recipients occasioned by drug cost and distance to the hospital. The study recommends that the government and non-governmental organizations should offer financial support for medicines. Also decentralization of post kidney transplant services to the county referral hospitals and use of daily dose drugs should be embraced.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectAdherenceen_US
dc.subjectPost Kidney Transplant Treatmenten_US
dc.subjectLifestyle Changesen_US
dc.subjectKidney Recipientsen_US
dc.subjectKenyatta National Hospitalen_US
dc.subjectNairobi City Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleAdherence to Post Kidney Transplant Treatment and Lifestyle Changes among Kidney Recipients at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi City County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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