Both authors contributed equally to this article.
Psychiatric and psychological outcomes of Japanese living donors following liver transplantation
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 63, Issue 4, pages 583–585, August 2009
How to Cite
Shibata, N., Shimazaki, H., Sano, N., Kawasaki, S. and Arai, H. (2009), Psychiatric and psychological outcomes of Japanese living donors following liver transplantation. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 63: 583–585. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2009.01992.x
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2009
- Received 28 April 2008; revised 17 March 2009; accepted 11 April 2009.
- living donor liver transplantation;
- psychological assessment;
- Profile of Mood States;
- State–Trait Anxiety Inventory
This study indexed the mental status in six living donor liver transplantations (LDLT) performed at the Juntendo University Hospital between 2005 and 2007. The donors' preoperative and postoperative psychiatric and psychological status was assessed using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The present study found that the donors' POMS anger/hostile score decreased significantly following transplantation. In addition, the STAI score suggested that donors had little anxiety or depression following the operation. Although the present study was limited due to the small number of donors, the findings suggest that a successful operation stabilizes donor mentality. The studied donors will be reassessed for their mental and physical condition in the future.