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Experiences of adolescent lung transplant recipients: a qualitative study

Anderson, SM; Wray, J; Ralph, A; Spencer, H; Lunnon-Wood, T; Gannon, K; (2017) Experiences of adolescent lung transplant recipients: a qualitative study. Pediatric Transplantation , 21 (3) , Article e12878. 10.1111/petr.12878. Green open access

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Abstract

Many young transplant recipients experience psychological distress and adjustment difficulties, yet there is little research investigating lung transplantation from the recipients' perspective. This qualitative study aimed to explore experiences of young people who underwent lung transplantation. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six lung transplant recipients (aged 15-18). Interviews were analysed using IPA, a qualitative research approach examining how people make sense of their major life experiences. The analysis revealed three master themes: "Living with Dodgy Lungs" outlined how participants dealt with their experiences, managing through accepting or discussing their feelings with others, although talking was often difficult. "The Big Deal" reflected participants' experiences of the process, their expectations, and the contrast of their lives pre- and post-transplant. Inherent in their accounts was the profound meaning ascribed to transplantation, the emotional turmoil, and impact on their lives. "A Sense of Self" illustrated participants' developing identities within their social contexts and at times isolating experiences. The results highlight key areas where adolescent lung transplant recipients could be supported by clinicians, enabling the promotion of psychological well-being. Examples include supporting identity integration post-transplant, facilitating social inclusion, considering alternative means of support, and involving adolescents in healthcare decisions.

Type: Article
Title: Experiences of adolescent lung transplant recipients: a qualitative study
Location: Denmark
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12878
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.12878
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: adolescents; transplant; pediatric; lung transplant; quality-of-life; psychosocial
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10059589
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