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A Pilot Investigation on Psychological Variables in Pre- and Post-renal First Attempt Transplant Patients

Ardehali, B; Baluch, B; Furnham, A; Zakkar, M; Williams, G; (2003) A Pilot Investigation on Psychological Variables in Pre- and Post-renal First Attempt Transplant Patients. Transplantationsmedizin: Organ der Deutschen Transplantationsgesellschaft , 15 (2) pp. 110-114. Gold open access

Abstract

Renal patients, first attempt (13 male and 10 female): 9 pre- (mean age 45.1, Sd = 3.2) and 14 post-transplant (mean age 50.5, Sd = 3.3) responded to an 11 item attitude questionnaire, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger et al., 1983), the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Inventory (Wallston & Wallston, 1981) and a 11 item Multiple Choice Knowledge of Renal Transplantation Questionnaire (MCQ). Acting as control, 23 Social Sciences students (mean age 32, Sd = 3.6) were asked to complete the MCQ. Patients were significantly more anxious at the post compared to the pre-transplantation stage. Patients with a higher belief that one's health is determined by chance factors showed lower levels of anxiety. Male patients showed stronger agreement with statements: "Others will consider me as a different person" and "I will see myself as a different person after transplantation". Patients scored higher than students on the MCQ. Implications are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: A Pilot Investigation on Psychological Variables in Pre- and Post-renal First Attempt Transplant Patients
Open access status: An open access publication
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/23411
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