Influence Of The Conditioning Factors Of Cardiac Transplant Patients To The Self-Care Engagement Profile

  • Ires Lopes Custódio Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Francisca Elisângela Teixeira Lima Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Érica Oliveira Matias Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Luiza Marques Cavalcante Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Tamires Daianny Araújo de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira Universidade Estadual do Ceará
  • Lívia Lopes Custódio Universidade Estadual do Ceará
  • Islene Victor Barbosa Universidade de Fortaleza
  • Virna Ribeiro Feitosa Cestari Universidade Estadual do Ceará
  • João David de Souza Neto
  • Gedeane Pereira Taveira Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Paulo César de Almeida Universidade Estadual do Ceará
  • Kiarelle Lourenço Penaforte Universidade de Fortaleza
  • Valquíria Maria de Alencar Bantas
  • Larissa Bendo de Araújo Mendonça Universidade Federal do Ceará


Background: This study aimed to identify the conditioning factors that influence the self-care practice of heart transplant patient after discharge and relate the conditioning factors to the Engagement Profile of Self Care.

Methods: Cross-sectional study, undertaken at a transplantation unit of one public hospital, in Fortaleza-Ceará. There was the participation of 63 heart transplant patients.

Results: The majority of the patients were men (88.9%), aged 40-59 years (68.3%), catholic (81.0%), married (77.8%), elementary school (71, 4%), retired or not working (82.5%); income below minimum wage (47, 6%); diagnosis to transplantation was chagasic cardiomyopathy (28.6%), post-transplant time between one and three years (39.7%). The determinant for self-care had significant difference (p<0.05) was the time of transplantation, because patients who have higher scores on Engagement Profile Self-Care had performed transplantation between 3 and 5 years.

Conclusion: The professional team of heart transplant should consider the conditioning factors of patients transplanted cardiac in establishing strategies for promoting self-care.

Apr 5, 2017
How to Cite
CUSTÓDIO, Ires Lopes et al. Influence Of The Conditioning Factors Of Cardiac Transplant Patients To The Self-Care Engagement Profile. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 may 2017. doi:
Cardiac Surgery & Transplantation

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