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Table 2 Themes from patient responses by questiona

From: Life and expectations post-kidney transplant: a qualitative analysis of patient responses

Question / Theme Patient Responses (N = 476)b Percentage among Respondents
Q13: How has your life changed since having a kidney transplant? 414  
 Improved quality of life and return to normalcy 197 48%
 Better health and more energy 69 17%
 Gratitude and corresponding sense of purpose or freedom 55 13%
 Yes 39 9%
 Burdens of post-transplant regimens 37 9%
 No change 30 7%
 Worsened and less energy 23 6%
Q14: What concerns you most about your healthcare and future quality of life? 383  
 Comorbidities and quality of life 162 42%
 Kidney-related health issues 121 32%
 Quality and cost of healthcare 84 22%
 No concerns 40 10%
 Family and support systems 24 6%
 Lifestyle changes including less energy 22 6%
Q15: Is there something we didn’t ask you that you wish we had? 171  
 No 115 67%
 Post-transplant care 17 10%
 More communication and information 11 6%
 Medications 7 4%
 Future of care and anxiety about health 5 3%
  1. aPatients who did not express a particular theme did not necessarily disagree with the theme
  2. bPatients were counted in each category they contributed responses to, so some patients are counted more than once