Evaluation of Quality of Life Early and Late After Kidney Transplantation


Ay N., Anil M., Alp V., Sevuk U., Dinc B., Celik M., ...More

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, vol.20, pp.493-499, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/aot.895139
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-499
  • Keywords: Control Groups, Kidney Transplantation, Living Donors, Quality of Life, STAGE RENAL-DISEASE, LIVING KIDNEY, DONORS, RECIPIENTS, DONATION, COMPLICATIONS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The most important purpose of transplantation is to improve quality of life (QOL) together with increasing life expectancy. The aim of this study was to compare the QOL of both donors and kidney transplant recipients and a control group at the 3rd and 9th postoperative months by using the SF36 health survey, to investigate the changes in this 6-month period and to evaluate descriptive data and satisfaction of patients and donors.