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Information channels on the transplantation process among patients awaiting kidney transplantation

Veselina Vasileva


Introduction: The not clear time frame of expectation of renal transplantation (RT) and the dynamics in the current state of potential recipients requires maintaining a high health culture among this specific group of patients. RT applicants need specialized information provided by highly informative channels.

Aim: To identify the preferred information channels regarding the transplantation process and the frequency of administration among patients expecting RT.

Materials and methods: A total of 105 potential recipients conducting hemodialysis treatment in structures located in the cities of Burgas were studied; Varna; Dobrich; Ruse; Commercial and Shumen. A survey method was applied through an individual anonymous survey. The survey was conducted in June-September 2019.

Results and conclusions: The focus of the problem is the fact that during the long period of waiting for kidney transplantation, almost all respondents have not attended specialized trainings, courses, seminars on transplants and innovations in the field and do not contact organizations supporting patients with kidney diseases.


information channels; transplantation process; patients

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