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Lung function, sociodemographic characteristics, and psychological reaction to transplant associated with chronic stress among lung recipients


Goetzmann, L; Irani, S; Schwegler, K; Stamm, M; Spindler, A; Bricman, R; Buddeberg, C; Schmid, C; Boehler, A; Klaghofer, R (2010). Lung function, sociodemographic characteristics, and psychological reaction to transplant associated with chronic stress among lung recipients. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 23(2):213-223.

Abstract

Chronic stress is a well-known consequence of somatic diseases. In this study, we investigated whether physical, sociodemographic, or transplant-related psychological factors were associated with the patient's chronic stress level. A cross-sectional study enrolling 76 patients measured chronic stress (Screening Scale, Screening Subscale of Chronic Stress of the Trier Inventory for the Assessment of Chronic Stress) and the emotional effects of the transplant (Transplant Effects Questionnaire), as well as physical and sociodemographic conditions (lung function, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, working status, and parenting). Chronic stress after a lung transplant was significantly lower than in a normal community sample. In the multiple regression analysis, worries concerning the transplant were significantly associated with the patient's chronic stress, but not with physical or sociodemographic parameters, nor with interactions between physical and psychological parameters. These results underscore the importance of transplant-related worries, regardless of the patient's current state of health.

Chronic stress is a well-known consequence of somatic diseases. In this study, we investigated whether physical, sociodemographic, or transplant-related psychological factors were associated with the patient's chronic stress level. A cross-sectional study enrolling 76 patients measured chronic stress (Screening Scale, Screening Subscale of Chronic Stress of the Trier Inventory for the Assessment of Chronic Stress) and the emotional effects of the transplant (Transplant Effects Questionnaire), as well as physical and sociodemographic conditions (lung function, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, working status, and parenting). Chronic stress after a lung transplant was significantly lower than in a normal community sample. In the multiple regression analysis, worries concerning the transplant were significantly associated with the patient's chronic stress, but not with physical or sociodemographic parameters, nor with interactions between physical and psychological parameters. These results underscore the importance of transplant-related worries, regardless of the patient's current state of health.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Psychosocial Medicine (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:March 2010
Deposited On:08 Jul 2009 09:55
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:17
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1061-5806
Publisher DOI:10.1080/10615800903038882
PubMed ID:19544103
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-19567

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