‘TAKE-IT’ Improves Adherence in Young Kidney Recipients

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A teen adherence intervention improves the use of prescribed immunosuppressive medications in adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients, reports a randomized trial in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

The “Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial” (TAKE-IT) included 169 prevalent kidney transplant recipients, aged 11 to 24 years. Patients were enrolled at least 3 months after transplantation at eight North American transplant centers between 2012 and 2016. One group was assigned to the TAKE-IT intervention, which included text, e-mail, and/or visual cue dose reminders. Every 3 months, patients met with a coach for review