Implementing a tailored education programme: renal transplant recipients’ experiences.
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Original versionAndersen, M.H., Wahl, A.K., Engebretsen, E., Urstad, K.H. (2019) Implementing a tailored education programme: renal transplant recipients’ experiences. Journal of Renal Care, 45(2), pp. 111-119. 10.1111/jorc.12273
Background Patient‐centred education is a key element in the care of patients undergoing kidney transplantation. We implemented a tailored, evidence‐based education programme for the post‐transplant phase. Objective The aim of the study was to explore renal transplant recipients’ experiences of participating in a new, tailored, evidence‐based education programme. Methods An explorative qualitative design was chosen to elicit knowledge, insight and understanding of the renal transplant recipients’ perspectives. Twelve renal transplant recipients participated in semi‐structured interviews about eight weeks post‐transplant. The interviews were audiotaped and analysed using thematic data analysis inspired by Kvale and Brinkmann's method for meaning condensation. Findings Two main themes emerged: ‘Situated tailoring to the person's everyday life knowledge’, and ‘Tailoring as a standard procedure regardless of the person’. Conclusion The findings of the present study indicate that the renal transplant recipients experienced the new education programme to be tailored to individual needs. Our study also revealed that the recipients experienced the health care personnel to take different considerations into account when educating. Viewing knowledge as continuously changing from controlled study contexts into clinical settings, we here demonstrate the need to evaluate new knowledge also after being implemented.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Andersen, M.H., Wahl, A.K., Engebretsen, E., Urstad, K.H. (2019) Implementing a tailored education programme: renal transplant recipients’ experiences. Journal of Renal Care, 45(2), pp. 111-119, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12273. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.