Post-donation health-related quality of life, mood and life satisfaction in living-kidney donors; an explorative study from kidney transplant centre, Lahore Pakistan

Authors

  • Shujah Muhammad Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Asad Bashir Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Umar Farooq Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nadeem bin Nusrat Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fiaz Ahmad Tuqeer Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saira Imtiaz Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.10088

Keywords:

Quality of life, mood, life satisfaction, living kidney donors, explorative study, post-donation

Abstract

Objective: To explore post-donation life satisfaction, quality of life and mood status among kidney donors.

Method: The cross-sectional study was conducted from February 5 to July 10, 2021, at the Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised living kidney donors who had donated a kidney at least 6 months before the interview date. Data was collected through telephonic interviews, and, in addition to demographics, the questionnaire comprised the World Health Organisation Quality of Life Brief Version scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and the Patient Health Questionnaire and General Anxiety Disorder. Data was analysed using SPSS 20.

Results: Of the 41 subjects, 22(53.7%) were females and 19(46.3%) were males. The overall mean age was 41.10±9.648 years (range: 19-62 years). The most common donor-recipient relationship was brother-sister 10(34.1%) and wife-husband 10(24.4%). Among the donors, there was a significant positive correlation between quality of life and satisfaction with life (r=0.381, p=0.014). Quality of life had a negative correlation with anxiety (r=-0.429, p=0.005), and a negative but non-significant association with depression (r=-0.283, p=0.073). Anxiety and depression were highly positively correlated (r=0.681, p=0.000). Quality of life was significantly associated with donor age (p=0.029) with a negative effect (Beta=-0.588), while satisfaction with life had a positive relationship with age (Beta=0.147).

Conclusion: Higher life satisfaction among living kidney donors was associated with an improved quality of life, while increased anxiety levels were linked to a lower quality of life. Age was a critical determinant, with older donors reporting a lower quality of life.

Key Words: Quality of life, mood, life satisfaction, living kidney donors, explorative study, post-donation.

Author Biographies

Shujah Muhammad , Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

 

Highest Qualification: FCPS Urology

Designation: Consultant Urology

Department: Urology

Affiliation: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

shujah.muhammad@pkli.org.pk

+92 333 5281235

Asad Bashir, Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

  1. Asad Bashir

Highest Qualification: FCPS Urology

Designation: Chairman & HOD

Department: Kidney Transplant surgery,

Affiliation: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre

asad.bashir1@pkli.org.pk

03361012123

Umar Farooq, Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Highest Qualification: FCPS General Surgery

Designation: Consultant Kidney Transplant surgery

Department Kidney Transplant surgery

Affiliation: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

umar.farooq@pkli.org.pk

03359741472

Nadeem bin Nusrat, Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Highest Qualification: FRCS Ed (intercollegiate speciality board of Urology), CCST.

Designation: Chairman & HOD

Department: Urology

Affiliation: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

nadeem.nusrat@pkli.org.pk

Contact # 03094882228

Fiaz Ahmad Tuqeer, Department of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Highest Qualification: M.D, M.S (Urology)

Designation: Senior Registrar

Department Kidney transplant surgery

Affiliation: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

03349867029

drfapkli@yahoo.com

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Muhammad , S., Bashir, A., Farooq, U., Nusrat, N., Ahmad Tauqeer, F., & Imtiaz, S. (2024). Post-donation health-related quality of life, mood and life satisfaction in living-kidney donors; an explorative study from kidney transplant centre, Lahore Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 706–710. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.10088

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