Kidney transplant (KT) recipients face post-transplant health issues. Immunosuppressive agents can cause hyperlipidemia, hypertension, post-transplant diabetes, and glomerulopathy. Post-transplant weight gain and decreased activity are associated with poor quality of life, sleep, and cardiometabolic outcomes. This study will test the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally tailored diet and exercise intervention for KT patients delivered immediately post-transplant using novel technology. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and physical rehabilitation therapist will examine participants' cultural background, preferences, and health-related obstacles (with consultation from the transplant team) to create an individualized exercise and meal plan. The RDN will provide medical nutrition therapy via the nutrition care process throughout the course of the intervention. The Twistle Patient Engagement Platform will be used to deliver and collect survey data, communicate with participants, and promote retention. Outcomes to be assessed include intervention feasibility and acceptability and intervention efficacy on patients' adherence, medical, quality of life, and occupational outcomes.
Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation
Rice CM, Singh PP, Judd NS, Jimenez EY Dr, Blair CK, Washburn A, Calvin C, Steiber A Dr, Zhu Y, Argyropoulos C, Unruh M, Dew MA, Myaskovsky L. Protocol for the IMPACT Trial: Improving Healthcare Outcomes in American Transplant Recipients Using Culturally-Tailored Novel Technology. J Ren Nutr. 2022 May;32(3):e1-e12. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2022.02.004. Epub 2022 Feb 25. PMID: 35227873; PMCID: PMC9058226.