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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [quality Of Life In Renal Transplant Patients: Impact Of A Functioning Graft].
Author: Bittencourt, Zélia Zilda Lourenço de Camargo
Alves Filho, Gentil
Mazzali, Marilda
Santos, Nelson Rodrigues dos
Abstract: Objective measures to evaluate quality of life are gaining importance as an adjuvant in assessing therapeutic interventions. The study purpose was to compare quality of life in renal transplant patients with functioning graft and those who restarted dialysis after graft loss. Quality of life was measured using the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-Bref). One hundred and thirty two patients were interviewed, and divided into two groups: group I, 100 patients on regular follow-up in outpatient clinics and stable graft functioning; and group II, 32 patients who restarted dialysis after graft loss. The WHOQOL-Bref showed better quality of life in those renal transplant patients with a functioning graft, especially regarding the physical and psychological domains assessed in the general questions. There were no differences between the groups in the social relationship and environmental domains. WHOQOL-Bref is an efficient tool and can be useful for better approaching these patients, not only on a medical basis.
Subject: Female
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Transplantation
Quality Of Life
Renal Dialysis
Reproducibility Of Results
Citation: Revista De Saúde Pública. v. 38, n. 5, p. 732-4, 2004-Oct.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0034-89102004000500018
Date Issue: 2004
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