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Drug side effects a key factor in reduced quality of life for kidney transplant patients
Date:11/23/2009

tients who took part in the study had received their kidney from a living donor. There were no statistically significant differences in types of dialysis before transplantation, duration of dialysis, donor type or immunosuppressive medications between the two groups.

However there was a statistically significant difference in the level of transplant-related hospitalisation, with 48 per cent of people in the one to three year group having been hospitalised, compared with 27 per cent of the people who had received surgery within the last year.

The patients' self-reported health-related quality of life was measured using the SF-36 scale, which ranges from zero to 100, with higher scores indicating a more positive result. This showed that people in their first year after surgery has a slightly higher overall physical qualify of life (43.29 versus 42.46) and a slightly higher overall mental quality of life (50.94 versus 50.04) than people who were one to three years post transplant.

Although the overall scores did not show significant differences, researchers found more noticeable differences when they looked at the individual elements that make up the two categories.

The patients' average health-related quality of life declined in relation to emotional role (down 6.43), general health (down 5.31), physical function (down 5.81), vitality (down 4.48), mental health (down 3.03) and bodily pain (down 2.17). But it improved slightly when it came to physical role (up 1.01) and social functioning (up 0.31).

Other key findings included the fact that patients used coping strategies such as active coping, emotional support, positive reframing, acceptance and religion coping more in the early days than one to three years after transplant.

Overall average scores for the Perceived Health Competence Scale (30.23 out of a possible 40) and the Personal Resource Questionnaire (87.16 out of a possible 105) showed that people's per
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