Goal: To provide an overview of the effectiveness of renal transplantation in improving general overall quality of life and physical functioning via a meta-analysis review.
Describe how renal transplantation improved general quality of life, physical functioning, and psychosocial functioning as indicated in the literature review presented in this article.
Explain how this meta-analysis review provides valuable data on quality of life for patients who have had renal transplantation.
Acknowledgments: Support is acknowledged from the University of California - San Francisco, School of Nursing, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH 2 T32 NR007088 (Dr. Kathryn Lee, PI) .
Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.