Lifestyle changes in heart transplant recipients

Yi Chen Wu, Heng Hsin Tung, Fu Chih Lai, Jeng Wei, Shu Yuan Liang, Shu Fang Wu

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The purpose of this study was to understand the lifestyle; examine the relationships among lifestyle, medical factors, and stress status; and determine the predictors of better lifestyle in heart transplant recipients in Taiwan. A prospective design with convenience sampling was used. Data were collected through the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II and demographic questionnaires, which included personal information, stress status, and medical information. Pearson correlations, 1-way analysis of variance, independent t tests, paired t tests, and hierarchical regression were used to analyze the factors related to better lifestyle. A total of 80 heart transplant recipients participated. The mean score for lifestyle decreased from baseline to 3 months and was even lower at 6 months. Nevertheless, the trend for some participants was the opposite-their lifestyle improved over the 6-month period after baseline. Notably, the trend for each of the 6 subscales was not consistent with the mean of the total score. Stress status accounted for 12.8% of lifestyle. When stress status was combined with family income and creatinine, the 3 factors accounted for 32.2% of lifestyle. This study demonstrated that maintenance of a healthy lifestyle fluctuates after transplantation. Demographic factors and stress status can help to identify people who are more likely to have a poor lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12504
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017

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Life Style
Demography
Transplant Recipients
Taiwan
Statistical Factor Analysis
Creatinine
Analysis of Variance
Transplantation
Maintenance
Health

Keywords

  • Heart transplant
  • Lifestyle
  • Nursing
  • Stress status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Wu, Y. C., Tung, H. H., Lai, F. C., Wei, J., Liang, S. Y., & Wu, S. F. (Accepted/In press). Lifestyle changes in heart transplant recipients. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 23(1), [e12504]. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12504

Lifestyle changes in heart transplant recipients. / Wu, Yi Chen; Tung, Heng Hsin; Lai, Fu Chih; Wei, Jeng; Liang, Shu Yuan; Wu, Shu Fang.

In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 23, No. 1, e12504, 2017.

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Wu, Yi Chen ; Tung, Heng Hsin ; Lai, Fu Chih ; Wei, Jeng ; Liang, Shu Yuan ; Wu, Shu Fang. / Lifestyle changes in heart transplant recipients. In: International Journal of Nursing Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 1.
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