Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Session Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Presentation Time: 4:42pm-4:54pm
Context: Pre-Transplant educational sessions improve access to transplantation. Currently, however, there is lack of culturally competent approaches to improve living kidney donation for Hispanics Americans. Over 80% of centers use one-on-one education and use written materials for patient education. Transplant programs rely on nurses (97%) and social workers (72%) to provide educational information to their patients. Only 39% of centers offer education session in Spanish. Little is known about Hispanic preferences and perceptions regarding transplantation education.
Methods: 285 voluntary participants attended the Hispanic Kidney Transplant Program (HKTP) educational sessions from October 2013 to July 2015 and participated in a written survey. Surveys included closed-ended questions assessing educational and language preferences, Internet access, satisfaction with family involvement, comfort with donation, satisfaction with the educational session, and transportation access. Individual 6-point Likert-scales were used to assess responses.
Results: Over 91% of participants prefer group discussions and prioritize family/friend participation. Participants were overwhelmingly satisfied with the educational sessions at HKTP. Group education promoted comfort and answered questions about transplantation. Over 80% of patients strongly prefer education in Spanish. Over 70% of all participants preferred information from a transplant surgeon or nephrologist. Over 70% of all participants felt it was easy to get to the clinic. Conclusion: There is a current lack of culturally focused approaches at transplant centers nationwide. Cultural preferences and values should guide changes in pre-kidney transplant education for Hispanic populations.
CITATION INFORMATION: Gomez H, Malagon-Blackwell E, Caicedo J. How to Improve Pre-Kidney Transplant Education for Hispanics: Preferences and Perceptions of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Hispanic Transplant Program. Am J Transplant. 2017;17 (suppl 3).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Gomez H, Malagon-Blackwell E, Caicedo J. How to Improve Pre-Kidney Transplant Education for Hispanics: Preferences and Perceptions of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Hispanic Transplant Program. [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2017; 17 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/how-to-improve-pre-kidney-transplant-education-for-hispanics-preferences-and-perceptions-of-northwestern-memorial-hospitals-hispanic-transplant-program/. Accessed October 13, 2019.
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