Emotional management and quality of life in mother living versus multi-organ donor renal transplant recipients

Jacopo Romagnoli, Franco Citterio, Rosaria Calia, Carlo Lai, Paola Aceto, Giovanna Pascolo, Silvia Lai

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate psychological differences and quality of life between kidney recipients from living (mother) and multi-organ donor. Overall, 40 patients who had undergone both living (mother) and multi-organ kidney transplantation 3-6 months before were asked to complete four self-report instruments: Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Short Form Health Survey, Regulatory Emotional Self-efficacy, and Attachment Style Questionnaire. A greater difficulty in emotional, social, and mental health functioning was found in recipients receiving kidney from mother living donor. Moreover, in these patients, higher levels of avoidant attachment dimensions were associated with a worse quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • alexithymia
  • avoidant attachment dimensions
  • emotional management
  • living donor
  • quality of life
  • renal transplant

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