Home monitoring is an effective tool that can be used to promote the health of lung transplant recipients, but only if the recipients transmit data to the healthcare team. This study examines the relationship of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale to adherence with home spirometry use. Form C of this scale was mailed to 139 eligible lung and heart-lung transplant recipients. Eighty-three respondents returned the questionnaire. The respondents were on average 4 years older and had greater adherence than nonrespondents. Men tended to score higher than women on all the subscales. These scales were not related to type of transplant or underlying disease. Adherence was also unrelated to the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale, with little difference in adherence across persons with various levels of the health locus of control subscales.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Progress in Transplantation|
|State||Published - 2002|