Fear of graft rejection 1–5 years after lung transplantation—A nationwide cohort study

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Aim: To explore the perceived threat of the risk of graft rejection and its relationship to psychological general well-being and self-efficacy 1–5 years after lung transplantation. Design: A nationwide, cross-sectional cohort study as a part of the Self-management after thoracic transplantation study. Methods: A total of 117 lung transplant recipients due for their yearly follow-up one (N = 35), two (N = 28), three (N = 23), four (N = 20) and 5 years (N = 11) after lung transplantation were included. We used three instruments; the Perceived Threat of the Risk of Graft Rejection, the Psychological General Well-being and Self-efficacy in chronic illness. Results: The lung recipients reported an overall low perceived threat of the risk of graft rejection with no gender differences. Intrusive anxiety explained 24.7% of the variance in the PGWB-sum (p ≤ 0.001) and makes a statistically significant (β = −497; p ≤ 0.001) unique contribution to the overall psychological general well-being (95%CI 3.004—1.515).


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Externa organisationer
  • Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Omvårdnad
  • Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
  • Lungmedicin och allergi


Sidor (från-till)484-490
Antal sidor7
TidskriftNursing Open
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2018
Peer review utfördJa