Psychosocial vulnerability predicts psychosocial outcome after an organ transplant: results of a prospective study with lung, liver, and bone-marrow patients.

@article{Goetzmann2007PsychosocialVP,
  title={Psychosocial vulnerability predicts psychosocial outcome after an organ transplant: results of a prospective study with lung, liver, and bone-marrow patients.},
  author={Lutz Goetzmann and Richard Klaghofer and Regula Wagner-Huber and Joerg P Halter and Annette Boehler and Beat Muellhaupt and Urs Schanz and Claus Buddeberg},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={93-100}
}
OBJECTIVE The pretransplant medical evaluation of transplantation candidates includes an assessment of psychosocial data. This study investigates psychosocial vulnerability as a predictor of posttransplant outcome. METHODS Seventy-six patients were assessed prior to lung, liver, or bone-marrow transplant. Pretransplant vulnerability markers were cognitive beliefs (sense of coherence and optimism), affect (anxiety and depression), and external resources (social support). In addition… CONTINUE READING