Living kidney donors' long-term psychological status and health behavior after nephrectomy - a retrospective study.

@article{Jordan2004LivingKD,
  title={Living kidney donors' long-term psychological status and health behavior after nephrectomy - a retrospective study.},
  author={Jochen Jordan and Uli Sann and Anja Janton and Jan Gossmann and Wolfgang Kramer and Heinz Georg Kachel and Albina Wilhelm and Ernst H Scheuermann},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={728-35}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was a comprehensive psychological evaluation of living kidney donors. Existing studies indicate a high donor satisfaction with the decision to donate and good donor quality of life in short-term, as well as in long-term follow-up periods. In many studies, questionnaires with only a few items have been used to assess psychological health or well-being; however, most studies exclusively measured quality of life. Therefore, our retrospective single center study… CONTINUE READING

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