Quality of life after liver transplant

Res Nurs Health. 1992 Apr;15(2):111-9. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770150205.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Affect
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation / psychology*
  • Male
  • Quality of Life*
  • Time Factors