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Resilience and Quality of Life in Living Kidney Donors

Resilience, according to various sources on the net, is described as an ability to recover quickly from misfortune, change or difficulty; moderating the negative effects of stress, and promoting adaptation.   In this study, 161 potential living kidney donors took the RS-13 (Short version of the Resilience Scale), which “measures the competence to moderate the …

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Fatigue, Decreased Quality of Life in Living Kidney Donors

This one is from 2012. 74% of living kidney donors who donated between 1997 and 2009 at the Leiden University Medical Center filled out the questionnaires, including the¬†Short-Form 36 (yep, that one again; popular with the researchers);the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory; and the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation (regarding societal participation).   The following is …

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Female Living Kidney Donors Show Impairment

ETA 10-3-2015: more info and links. Researchers at the Transplant Center at Heidelberg provided inventories to 400+ of their living donors, an average of 77 months post-donation. From the abstract: 27% were receiving hypertensive medication. SF-36 mental component summary score was lower for female donors, caused by a reduced role functioning. Prevalence of fatigue was …

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Living Kidney Donors Lose Vitality

The folks at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sent one-year and two-year post-donation surveys to the people who donated kidneys at their hospital from September 2005 through August 2012. Here are what they found:   Surveys were only returned by half the living kidney donors (59% at one year; 47% at two years). In fact, …

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