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Feasibility and Acceptability of a mHealth Self-Management Intervention for Pediatric Transplant Families. West J Nurs Res 2022 Oct;44(10):955-965



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2-s2.0-85108605092 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   6 Citations


Families of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients need ongoing education and support in the first 30 days following hospital discharge for the transplantation. The purpose of this report is to describe the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a mHealth family-self management intervention, (myFAMI), designed to improve post-discharge outcomes of coping, family quality of life, self-efficacy, family self-management, and utilization of health care resources. We enrolled 46 primary family members. myFAMI was feasible and acceptable; 81% (n=17/21) of family members completed the app at least 24/30 days (goal 80% completion rate). Family members generated 134 trigger alerts and received a nurse response within the goal timeframe of < 2 h 99% of the time. Although there were no significant differences between groups, primary outcomes were in the expected direction. The intervention was well received and is feasible for future post-discharge interventions for families of children who receive an organ transplant.

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Lerret SM, Schiffman R, White-Traut R, Medoff-Cooper B, Ahamed SI, Adib R, Liegl M, Alonso E, Mavis A, Jensen K, Peterson CG, Neighbors K, Riordan MK, Semp MC, Vo T, Stendahl G, Chapman S, Unteutsch R, Simpson P


Stacee Lerret PhD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Rachel Schiffman BS,MS,PhD Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Pippa M. Simpson PhD Adjunct Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Feasibility Studies
Patient Discharge
Quality of Life