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Quality of life after liver transplantation : state of the art

(2016) WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY. 8(18). p.749-756
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Quality of life (QoL) after deceased donor liver transplantation is increasingly recognized as a major outcome parameter. We reviewed recent publications in this rapidly evolving field in order to summarize recent achievements in the field and to define opportunities and perspectives for research and improvement of patient care. QoL does improve after liver transplantation according to a typical pattern. During the first year, there is a significant improvement in QoL. After one year, the improvement does stabilise and tends to decline slightly. In addition to the physical condition, different psychological parameters (such as depression, anxiety, sexual function) and socio-demographic elements (professional state, sex, marital state) seem to impact QoL. Opportunities for further research are the use of dedicated questionnaires and identification of influencing factors for QoL.
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Demographic factors, Epidemiologic factors, Liver transplantation, Mental health, Quality of life, Sociological factors

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Onghena, Louis, Wouter Develtere, Carine Poppe, Anja Geerts, Roberto Troisi, Aude Vanlander, Frederik Berrevoet, Xavier Rogiers, Hans Van Vlierberghe, and Xavier Verhelst. 2016. “Quality of Life After Liver Transplantation : State of the Art.” World Journal of Hepatology 8 (18): 749–756.
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Onghena, L., Develtere, W., Poppe, C., Geerts, A., Troisi, R., Vanlander, A., Berrevoet, F., et al. (2016). Quality of life after liver transplantation : state of the art. WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 8(18), 749–756.
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Onghena L, Develtere W, Poppe C, Geerts A, Troisi R, Vanlander A, et al. Quality of life after liver transplantation : state of the art. WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY. 2016;8(18):749–56.
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Onghena, Louis et al. “Quality of Life After Liver Transplantation : State of the Art.” WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 8.18 (2016): 749–756. Print.
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  abstract     = {Quality of life (QoL) after deceased donor liver transplantation is increasingly recognized as a major outcome parameter. We reviewed recent publications in this rapidly evolving field in order to summarize recent achievements in the field and to define opportunities and perspectives for research and improvement of patient care. QoL does improve after liver transplantation according to a typical pattern. During the first year, there is a significant improvement in QoL. After one year, the improvement does stabilise and tends to decline slightly. In addition to the physical condition, different psychological parameters (such as depression, anxiety, sexual function) and socio-demographic elements (professional state, sex, marital state) seem to impact QoL. Opportunities for further research are the use of dedicated questionnaires and identification of influencing factors for QoL.},
  author       = {Onghena, Louis and Develtere, Wouter and Poppe, Carine and Geerts, Anja and Troisi, Roberto and Vanlander, Aude and Berrevoet, Frederik and Rogiers, Xavier and Van Vlierberghe, Hans and Verhelst, Xavier},
  issn         = {1948-5182},
  journal      = {WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Demographic factors,Epidemiologic factors,Liver transplantation,Mental health,Quality of life,Sociological factors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {18},
  pages        = {749--756},
  title        = {Quality of life after liver transplantation : state of the art},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4254/wjh.v8.i18.749},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2016},
}

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