Journal article

Relationships between Illnees Perceptions, Coping and Psychological Morbidity in Kidney Transplants Patients

Simon R Knowles, David J Castle, Shellie M Biscan, Michael Salzberg, Emmett B O'Flaherty, Robyn Langham

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of kidney transplantation (KT) on psychological distress and quality of life (QoL) in patients with end-stage kidney disease using the Common Sense Model of illness adjustment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 52 individuals (35 men and 17 women) with an average age of 53.54 years from a large metropolitan nephrology outpatient clinic participated. RESULTS: Poorer health status, illness perceptions and increased engagement in maladaptive coping were associated with psychological distress (specifically anxiety and depression) and poorer QoL. Hierarchical regression, after correcting for KT characteristics (years since most recent KT..

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