Qualitative research in organ transplantation

Allison Tong, Jeremy Chapman, Ajay Israny, Elisa Gordon, Jonathan Craig

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Abstract

Qualitative studies remain relatively uncommon in the transplant literature but are an important approach contributing unique strengths in some areas of research. With the increased focus on patient-centered research and decision-making, it is timely to review qualitative research in the context of transplantation. While quantitative research addresses questions about the effectiveness of interventions or associations between risk factors and outcomes, qualitative research has an equal and complementary role in providing understanding about people's behaviors, attitudes, and values. Qualitative research has provided insights into some of the important but elusive questions in transplantation, including the sources of barriers to organ donation and inequities in access to transplantation, nonadherence to immunosuppressive regimens, and complex psychosocial outcomes. This review highlights recent contributions of qualitative research to transplantation practice and policy, and identifies key principles to guide qualitative research appraisal. Qualitative research provides insights into some of the important but elusive questions in transplantation, and this review highlights recent contributions of qualitative research to transplantation practice and policy, identifying key principles to guide qualitative research appraisal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1390-1399
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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