Emotional self-efficacy and alexithymia may affect compliance, renal function and quality of life in kidney transplant recipients: Results from a preliminary cross-sectional study

Giovanni Camardese, Jacopo Romagnoli, Franco Citterio, Rosaria Calia, Carlo Lai, Paola Aceto, Gionata Spagnoletti, Silvia Lai, Chiara Fantozzi

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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)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalPHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
Volume142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • ALEXITHYMIA
  • TRANSPLANTATION

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