Factors related to fatigue in patients with cirrhosis before and after liver transplantation.

@article{Kalaitzakis2012FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to fatigue in patients with cirrhosis before and after liver transplantation.},
  author={Evangelos Kalaitzakis and Axel Josefsson and Maria Castedal and Pia Henfridsson and Maria Bengtsson and Irene Hugosson and Bengt E. W. Andersson and Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={174-81, 181.e1}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS We performed a prospective study to evaluate fatigue and identify potential determinants among patients with cirrhosis. We also studied the effects of liver transplantation on fatigue in these patients. METHODS A total of 108 patients with cirrhosis being evaluated before liver transplantation completed the fatigue impact scale (FIS), the hospital anxiety and depression (HAD) scale, and the short-form 36 (SF-36). Results were compared with controls from the general… CONTINUE READING
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