Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates

J. R. Rodrigue, G. L. Davis, R. J. Howard, M. E. Brunson, Max Langham, S. Haiman, J. Behen

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Abstract

The psychological functioning of 20 adult liver transplant candidates was evaluated. Using standardized assessment instruments, we found few personality disturbances and normal levels of anger. However, clinically significant levels of depression and anxiety were reported for 28% and 37% of the sample, respectively. Moreover, patients whose coping strategies were characterized by avoiding the exigencies of their illness reported more depression, more anxiety, and increased psychopathology. Disease severity was also positively correlated with anxiety and avoidant coping strategies. Implications of these findings for the pre-transplant psychological evaluation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Anxiety
Transplants
Liver
Depression
Psychology
Anger
Psychopathology
Personality
Emotional Adjustment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Transplantation

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Rodrigue, J. R., Davis, G. L., Howard, R. J., Brunson, M. E., Langham, M., Haiman, S., & Behen, J. (1993). Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates. Clinical Transplantation, 7(3), 227-229.

Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates. / Rodrigue, J. R.; Davis, G. L.; Howard, R. J.; Brunson, M. E.; Langham, Max; Haiman, S.; Behen, J.

In: Clinical Transplantation, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1993, p. 227-229.

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Rodrigue, JR, Davis, GL, Howard, RJ, Brunson, ME, Langham, M, Haiman, S & Behen, J 1993, 'Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates', Clinical Transplantation, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 227-229.
Rodrigue JR, Davis GL, Howard RJ, Brunson ME, Langham M, Haiman S et al. Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates. Clinical Transplantation. 1993;7(3):227-229.
Rodrigue, J. R. ; Davis, G. L. ; Howard, R. J. ; Brunson, M. E. ; Langham, Max ; Haiman, S. ; Behen, J. / Psychological adjustment of liver transplant candidates. In: Clinical Transplantation. 1993 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 227-229.
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