Computer analysis of the data collected from self-administered questionnaires revealed that the vast majority of successfully transplanted patients experience a significant improvement in almost all the areas investigated compared with the pretransplant group. In addition, we tried to use the questionnaire to predict which type of patient will adjust more fully to the impact of a kidney transplantation and which will probably need posttransplant psychological care and social support. Aside from clinical factors such as the time spent on hemodialysis before transplantation, the gender, the age, as well as the source of the organ (living vs. cadaver donor) seem to play a role in the final outcome of a successful kidney transplantation.

Effect of kidney transplantation on quality of life measures.

PIETRABISSA, ANDREA;
1992

Abstract

Computer analysis of the data collected from self-administered questionnaires revealed that the vast majority of successfully transplanted patients experience a significant improvement in almost all the areas investigated compared with the pretransplant group. In addition, we tried to use the questionnaire to predict which type of patient will adjust more fully to the impact of a kidney transplantation and which will probably need posttransplant psychological care and social support. Aside from clinical factors such as the time spent on hemodialysis before transplantation, the gender, the age, as well as the source of the organ (living vs. cadaver donor) seem to play a role in the final outcome of a successful kidney transplantation.
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