Health> Vol.6 No.10, April 2014

Donors’ Quality of Life after Live Liver Transplantation and Social Support: A Correlation Study

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ABSTRACT

Objective: Donors’ quality of life (QOL) and social support were investigated in this study. Method: The SF-36 scale and social support scale were used to survey the quality of life and social support of donors of live liver transplantation. Result: The PCS (Physical Correlated Score) is 84.78 ± 13.21, the MCS (Mental Correlated Score) is 80.71 ± 14.65, and the total score is 165.49 ± 22.63. The results show the significant difference at GH (General Health) & VT (Vitality) domain regarding the age, P < 0.05; while there’s a significant difference at BP (Body Pain) domain regarding the sex, P < 0.05. The social support score of male & female donors are 37.75 ± 7.50 and 44.00 ± 4.30, and the difference is significant, P < 0.05. The MCS and the social support score are correlated, the correlation factor is 0.483, P < 0.05. Conclusion: There’s no significant difference between the donors and the normal population. The age is the risk factor of QOL, and it should be paid more attention when we select the donor. Excellent social support relates to high quality of life.

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Lu, Y. , Yang, Y. , Wang, Y. , Zhao, A. , Han, L. , Chen, X. , Zhang, J. and Xia, Q. (2014) Donors’ Quality of Life after Live Liver Transplantation and Social Support: A Correlation Study. Health, 6, 879-885. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.610111.

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