Determinants of psychological well-being post-liver transplant

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Objectives: To explore the psychological well-being of liver transplant patients over time.

Method: A sample of patients suffering from end-stage liver disease was obtained from the transplant waiting list (n=18). Participants were assessed pre-transplant and at 1 an 3 and months post-transplant. The semi-structured interview technique was employed.

Results: Themes emerging from the pre-transplant assessment indicated high levels of anxiety and depression, poor coping strategies and overall poor Health-related Quality-of-Life (HRQoL). The follow-up interviews revealed a significantly improved overall HRQoL and lower levels of depression, however, anxiety levels remained high.

Conclusions: The implementation of a psychological intervention pre-transplant could improve success of transplantation and save hospital time and money.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Aug 2006
EventEuropean Health Psychology Society 20th Annual Conference - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 01 Sep 200601 Sep 2006


ConferenceEuropean Health Psychology Society 20th Annual Conference


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