Quality of life after liver transplantation with old donor graft


  • Maria José Nascimento Flor
  • José Huygens Parente Garcia
  • Maria Isis Freire de Aguiar
  • João Marcos de Meneses e Silva
  • Paulo César de Almeida
  • Francisca Diana da Silva Negreiros




Quality of Life, Liver Transplantation, Donor Selection, Nursing.


Objective: to compare the quality of life of liver transplant patients who received liver from donor aged ≤60 or >60 years old. Methods: a prospective study with a sample of 141 recipients from liver donors aged equal to or less than 60 years and recipients of elderly donor liver, in a reference center. Authors used a tool for identification and the Short Form-36. The Student-t and Mann-Whitney tests were applied for comparison between groups. Results: there were higher levels of quality of life with a statistically significant difference: Group A in social aspect (p=0.02) and Group B >50 months of transplantation (p=0.05) in physical component summary. Conclusion: the quality of life of liver receptors from older donor livers was similar to those who received a graft from younger donors in most dimensions. Transplanting time had a positive impact on the quality of life of elderly recipients.




How to Cite

Flor, M. J. N., Garcia, J. H. P., Aguiar, M. I. F. de, Silva, J. M. de M. e, Almeida, P. C. de, & Negreiros, F. D. da S. (2016). Quality of life after liver transplantation with old donor graft. Rev Rene, 17(3), 401–408. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2016000300014



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