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The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Patient acceptance of the Heart-to-Heart program: Using patients’ native hearts to promote post-transplant health

      There is limited research examining patients’ adherence to medical recommendations after organ transplant. One way of improving non-adherence to a health behavior is enhancing patients’ education. Consequently, the Heart-to-Heart program, introduced here, was based on the tenets of behavior change using the health belief model
      • Hochbaum G.
      • Rosenstock I.
      • Kegels S.
      Health belief model.
      to promote post-transplant health and to improve patient adherence to post-operative management strategies. Here we report qualitative feedback from participants in a pilot program to guide future clinical and research efforts.
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      References

        • Hochbaum G.
        • Rosenstock I.
        • Kegels S.
        Health belief model.
        United States Public Health Service, Hyattsville, MD1952