Impact of liver transplantation on quality of life: A longitudinal perspective

Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Laurel Williams, R. Patrick Wood, Byers W. Shaw

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Abstract

The impact of transplantation on quality of life in liver transplant recipients was studied in a longitudinal sample of 41 subjects. Quality of life was measured during the pretransplantation and posttransplantation phases of the transplant process. Quality of life improved significantly over time, except in the family domain. This study suggests that quality of life improves after a liver transplant despite the number and length of rehospitalizations. Satisfaction and importance of family remained high throughout the transplant phases. Of the demographic variables, only age and income correlated significantly with quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nursing(all)

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