Fatigue Effects in Daily Life Activities of Kidney Transplant Recipients

Fatigue Effects in Daily Life Activities of Kidney Transplant Recipients

Author Procopio, Fernanda de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cruz, Viviane Prado da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Scavonec, C. M. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Lúcia Marta Giunta da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pestana, Jose Osmar Medina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Roza, Bartira de Aguiar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schirmer, Janine Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract After undergoing kidney transplantation, some patients still face one symptom that continues after the dialysis sessions: fatigue (physical and mental tiredness that does not get better after resting). Fatigue effects in the everyday lives of kidney transplant patients can be beneficially modified early by changing this scenario. This is a quantitative study about the intensity and impacts of fatigue in kidney transplant patients admitted to the Hypertension and Kidney Hospital from October 2011 to March 2012. the fatigue pictogram was used to evaluate the level of fatigue interference in the daily life activities of kidney transplant patients. the sample consists of 39 patients, and was developed in 2 phases: data collection and attendance after and before the transplantation until hospital discharge. Descriptive statistical analyses were used. in the group at issue, we have noticed the following profile of the sample: 84.3% of transplantations with live donors, most were men, average age 36.5 years old, average hospitalization time 11.1 days, average time of renal failure 66.4 months, systemic arterial hypertension prevalence 66.7%, and the prevalence of at least 1.8 diseases in each individual. the self-referred causes of chronic renal failure were uncontrolled systemic arterial hypertension, glomerulonephritis, and overuse of anti-inflammatory drugs, among others. the study shows that fatigue is directly related to the level of activities of daily living, causing less ability to perform activities in the higher level of fatigue, which is in the immediate postoperative period and only settling fully on the 9th postoperative day.
Language English
Date 2014-07-01
Published in Transplantation Proceedings. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 46, n. 6, p. 1745-1749, 2014.
ISSN 0041-1345 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 1745-1749
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2014.05.024
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000341076800021
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/37887

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