Feasibility and Acceptability of a mHealth Self-Management Intervention for Pediatric Transplant Families

Stacee M. Lerret*, Rachel Schiffman, Rosemary White-Traut, Barbara Medoff-Cooper, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Riddhiman Adib, Melodee Liegl, Estella Alonso, Alisha Michelle Mavis, Kyle Jensen, Caitlin G. Peterson, Katie Neighbors, Mary K. Riordan, Melissa C. Semp, Truc Vo, Gail Stendahl, Shelley Chapman, Rachel Unteutsch, Pippa Simpson

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Families of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients need ongoing education and support in the first 30 days following hospital discharge for the transplantation. The purpose of this report is to describe the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a mHealth family-self management intervention, (myFAMI), designed to improve post-discharge outcomes of coping, family quality of life, self-efficacy, family self-management, and utilization of health care resources. We enrolled 46 primary family members. myFAMI was feasible and acceptable; 81% (n=17/21) of family members completed the app at least 24/30 days (goal 80% completion rate). Family members generated 134 trigger alerts and received a nurse response within the goal timeframe of < 2 h 99% of the time. Although there were no significant differences between groups, primary outcomes were in the expected direction. The intervention was well received and is feasible for future post-discharge interventions for families of children who receive an organ transplant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-965
Number of pages11
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • Discharge
  • Family
  • Pediatric
  • Self-management
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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