Importance of Socioeconomic, Clinical, and Psychological Factors on Health-related Quality of Life in Adolescents After Kidney Transplant

Malekahmadi, Mohammad Reza. and Rahimzadeh, Shadi. and Lorgard Dezfuli Nejad, Mohammad. and Moghani Lankarani, Maryam. and Einollahi, Behzad. and Assari, Shervin. (2011) Importance of Socioeconomic, Clinical, and Psychological Factors on Health-related Quality of Life in Adolescents After Kidney Transplant. EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, 9 (1). pp. 50-55.

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Abstract

Objectives: Health-related quality of life after kidney transplant in adolescents is a major concern; nevertheless, there is a paucity of data on the variables that have an effect on it. This study evaluated the extent to which socioeconomic, clinical, and psychological characteristics explain the variance in the health-related quality of life of adolescent Iranian kidney transplant recipients. Materials and Methods: Into a hierarchical regression analysis, the cross-sectional socioeconomic, clinical, and psychological characteristics were entered among 55 adolescent Iranian kidney transplant recipients. Results: The relative predictive power of socioeconomic, clinical, and psychological variables with respect to health-related quality of life was 21.8% (P = .088), 21.2% (P = .014), and 27.6% (P = .001). Conclusions: Psychological factors had a greater relative predictive power in postrenal transplant health-related quality of life of adolescents than did the socioeconomic and clinical characteristics. Further research should target to improve the health-related quality of life in adolescent kidney recipients by psychological intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health-related quality of life; Adolescent; Kidney transplant; End-stage renal disease
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 09:35
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3106

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