Attitudes towards medication non-adherence in elderly kidney transplant patients: A Q methodology study

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Moors-Tielen, Mirjam; Exel, Job; Buren, M.C.; Maasdam, L.; Weimar, Willem;
  • Subject: adherence | elderly | kidney transplantation | Q methodology
    mesheuropmc: humanities

textabstractBackground. Non-adherence to the post-transplant regime is a common problem in kidney transplant patients and may lead to rejection or even graft failure. This study investigated attitudes towards the post-transplant regime of immunosuppressive medication am... View more
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