Understanding the diet and physical activity of liver transplant recipients and the factors influencing these behaviours will enable healthcare professionals to better support people having a liver transplant. Knowing whether diet and physical activity are associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors and quality of life, and if so which elements of diet and activity are important for this, will also help to improve care. The BOLT (behaviours and outcomes after liver transplant) study aims to investigate this.
The BOLT study was paused in March due to COVID-19. We have changed the design of the study so that liver transplant recipients can take part at home, without the need to come to an appointment. This enabled the study to restart in November. We have added three short questionnaires that measure stress, anxiety and depression as liver transplant recipients have told us this is important to study as a result of the COVID-19 situation.