Assessment Of Live Kidney Donor In Term Of Functional Outcome And Quality Of Life Using Psychometric Analysis
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1596-1604
AbstractBackground: Candidates for living kidney donation accept a variety of risks and advantages when they choose to proceed with nephrectomy. In order to give their consent in this matter, people must first acquire accurate information about the results they consider to be essential to their choice. We determined which outcomes were most significant to living kidney donors and explained their selection criteria.
Aims: The current study aims to investigate the functional alterations in residual kidneys and assess the post-donation quality of life of live kidney donors.
Methods: The Department of Urology was where this study was carried out. The study used a prospective observational design, with some data being gathered retroactively. The donors who underwent donor nephrectomy at IGIMS Patna two years ago were included in the study. Donors were contacted by telephone after a 2-year nephrectomy in this hospital-based study.
Results: In our study, the physical domain of quality of life declined, whereas the psychological, environmental, and social domains all saw improvements. Living kidney donors reported a significant increase in pre and postoperative kidney surface area; preoperative 40.46 cm2 vs. 52.85 cm2, p<0.0001. There has been a reported statistically insignificant improvement in overall QOL (3.23 to 3.58, p<0.0148). There has been a documented, statistically small rise in health satisfaction (3.1 to 3.53, p<0.032).
Conclusion: Our study underlines the necessity of routine follow-up with donors in order to evaluate the effects of donation on physical health, clinical outcomes, and overall QOL.
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