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Understanding the Perceived Threat of the Risk of Graft Rejections: A Middle-Range Theory
Lund University, Lund, Sweden / Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden / University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för hälsa och lärande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Hälsa och Lärande. Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Äldre och långvariga hälsoproblem, Older Adults and Long-Term Health Problems).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9423-9378
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2015 (English)In: Global Qualitative Nursing Research, ISSN 2333-3936, Vol. 2, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From a clinical viewpoint, graft rejection is one of the greatest threats faced by an organ transplant recipient (OTR). We propose a middle-range theory (MRT) of Perceived Threat of the Risk of Graft Rejection (PTRGR) as a contribution to the practice of transplant nursing. It could also apply to the detection of risky protective behavior, that is, isolation, avoidance, or non-adherence. The proposed MRT covers the following concepts and the relationship between them: transplant care needs, threat reducing interventions, intervening variables, level of PTRGR, protective strategies, and evidence-based practice. Parts of this theory have been empirically tested and support the suggested relationship between some of the concepts. Further tests are needed to strengthen the theoretical links. The conceptual framework might serve as a guide for transplant nurses in their efforts to promote post-transplant health and reduce threat-induced emotions.

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Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 2, 1-9 p.
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Nursing, transplantation, graft rejection, middle-range theory, organ, transplant recipients, perceived threat
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10057DOI: 10.1177/2333393614563829OAI: diva2:1039858
Available from: 2016-10-25 Created: 2016-10-25 Last updated: 2016-10-25Bibliographically approved

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