Evaluation of a virtual nursing practice for renal transplant patients in a real care setting


A major challenge for organ transplant recipients is managing the daily intake of immunosuppressive medication and many patients have difficulty adhering to this treatment regimen.
This project aims to implement an e-health intervention (Transplant-TAVIE) focused on an innovative nursing practice in a healthcare setting. It also aims to analyze and document implementation, anchoring and integration indicators with stakeholders and to evaluate the use and the effectiveness of this intervention with transplant patients.
Transplant-TAVIE is an educational tool intended to help kidney transplant recipients find new or improved strategies to facilitate the use of immunosuppressive medication. The intervention consists of three interactive web-based sessions facilitated by a virtual nurse. It also includes virtual patient stories and various tools. The intervention is personalized, as participants are invited to enter information or make choices related to their situation. Thus, kidney transplant patients have access at all times to quality and credible information that is relevant to their situation, regardless of their geographic location or state of health.
The expected results are as follows: improved health management by transplant patients, better adherence to treatment, reduced risk of complications requiring additional clinical follow-up, support for health professionals in their day-to-day practice, and an improved supply of educational tools for transplant patients.