Mentoring Program for Kidney Transplant Patients

Design of a Standardized Patient: Mentoring Program for Kidney Transplant Patients

There is an increasing number in patient's undergoing kidney transplantation in the United States. Furthermore, kidney recipients have high occurrence of 30-day readmissions that leads to high hospital costs and decreased quality of life for transplant recipients. A previous research finds that high levels of post-transplant anxiety is correlated with increased likelihood of 30-day readmissions. The goal of this study is to design and implementat a randomized control trial (RCT) using a standardized post-transplant mentoring program in order to reduce 30-day readmission and post-transplant anxiety among recipients.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Discharge Mentoring

Phone Conversations on the importance of complying to discharge instructions delivered before discharge

An Innovative Patient-mentoring Program for Kidney Transplant Patients to Reduce Anxiety and Readmission Rates: a Randomized Controlled Trial Leveraging Patients