Life experiences of adult heart transplant recipients: a new life, challenges, and coping


CEBECİ F., Cetin C., ÇATAL E., BAYEZİD Ö.

QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, vol.30, no.6, pp.1619-1627, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11136-021-02763-y
  • Journal Name: QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.1619-1627
  • Keywords: Heart transplantation, Life change events, Qualitative research
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose The process during and after heart transplantation is quite complicated, and studies addressing patient experiences are needed. Heart transplantation particularly affects the recipients' activities of daily living and exposes them to various complications. The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of heart transplant recipients during and after heart transplantation.