Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Background: Post kidney transplant patients have numerous complications after transplantation due to their underlying co-morbid conditions and post transplant medications. These complications include reduced kidney function, high blood pressure, weight gain, and hyperlipidemia. While many of these issues are believed to be at least partially associated with being a post transplant patient, the possibility that they are caused, either directly or indirectly, to being physically inactive has yet to be explored. Research has shown that most of these issues tend to improve once a person becomes physically active. In order to find if prescribing physical activity to post renal transplants is a viable method of reducing these complications, it will be necessary to identify factors that may impact the ability of transplant recipients to be physically active, such as reduced kidney function. By evaluating the relationship between kidney function and physical activity, future protocols can be d
School of Medicine
Lees, Paul E., "Assessment of physical activity in post renal transplant patients using accelerometers" (2010). Scholar Archive. 579.