Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently an assistant professor, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University.
Quality of Life after Liver Transplant
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1992 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 111–119, April 1992
How to Cite
Hicks, F. D., Larson, J. L. and Ferrans, C. E. (1992), Quality of Life after Liver Transplant. Res. Nurs. Health, 15: 111–119. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770150205
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 10 SEP 1991
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 SEP 1991
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 1990
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life and health related variables in two groups of liver transplant patients, one at 2 years or less after transplant and the other at more than 2 years after transplant. Both groups reported a high overall quality of life and an above average health status. Long-term transplant patients reported significantly more health-related functional impairment and a tendency toward higher levels of depressed and anxious moods. The high quality of life suggested that patients were coping effectively with the realities of life, despite health-related functional impairment.