January 28, 2013

Quality of Life, Depression, and Psychosocial Characteristics of Patients Awaiting Liver Transplants


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The identification of the psychological issues that impair the quality of life and the adherence to treatment in transplant candidates are important.
This study evaluated the presence of symptoms of depression and the quality
of life of liver transplant candidates.One hundred liver transplant candidates underwent a psychological analysis the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Quality of Life Questionnaire,the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Structured Interviews for liver transplant candidates.

Liver Transplantation

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