The role of body image integrity and posttraumatic growth in kidney transplantation: A 3-year longitudinal study

Melinda Látos, Ágnes Devecsery, György Lázár, Zoltán Horváth, Edit Szederkényi, P. Szenohradszky, Márta Csabai

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the role of body image, posttraumatic growth, and emotional state in recovery after transplantation. A total of 53 kidney transplant patients were assessed using our Self-Test and Organ Drawing Test, the Spielberger Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory in a 3-year follow-up. Logistic regression analysis showed that lower levels of integrity of the body image and posttraumatic growth, and higher pre-discharge serum creatinine levels were significant predictors of graft rejection. Our results suggest that the integrity of the body image and posttraumatic growth might contribute to better health outcomes in organ transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Body image
  • Drawing test
  • Kidney transplant
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • Transplant outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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