Diary for self-observation: A self-management tool for recipients of lung transplantation-A pilot study

Nurs Open. 2020 Aug 12;7(6):1766-1773. doi: 10.1002/nop2.562. eCollection 2020 Nov.


Aim: To (a) explore how the diary contributes to patient motivation for monitoring self-management and (b) explore the nurses' experience of how the diary supports the patients' self-management after lung transplantation.

Design: A quantitative and qualitative study design.

Methods: Fifteen patients and four nurses participated. Data were analysed descriptively and thematically.

Results: This pilot study shows that the diary strengthens patients' self-management in the first postoperative period. Nurses were confident that the patients were structured about self-observation when using the diary.

Keywords: nurses; nurse–patient relationship; nursing; observation; self‐management; transplantation.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Qualitative Research
  • Self-Management*