Coping strategies and quality of life among liver transplantation candidates.

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Author list: Jurado Barba R
Publisher: Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias / Cologio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Psicothema (0214-9915)
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 1
Start page: 74
End page: 79
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 0214-9915
eISSN: 1886-144X
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The maintenance of self-reported quality of life (QL) among people on
the liver transplantation waiting list is one of the priority objectives
of transplantation teams. Although there are different determinant
factors of QL, results are not conclusive. In our study, the goal was to
evaluate both the influence of cirrhosis etiology (ethylic and
non-ethylic) and the coping strategies used concerning QL. A sample of
93 patients was selected, divided into two groups: ethylic cirrhosis
(EC) and non-ethylic cirrhosis (NEC). QL was evaluated through the SF-36
Health Survey, and coping strategies through the Medical Coping Modes
Questionnaire (MCMQ). Our results indicated that subjects with EC
obtained similar QL levels to subjects with NEC, on all the SF-36 and
MCMQ subscales. Furthermore, negative correlations were found between
avoidance and acceptance-resignation coping strategies with the SF-36
components. Consequently, the acceptance-resignation strategy was
associated with a worse perception of physical functioning, general and
mental health, and vitality and role-emotional. Overall, these results
suggest that cirrhosis etiology is not a determinant factor of QL,
whereas the acceptance-resignation coping strategy might lead to lower
self-perception of QL.


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