Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Original Article

Evaluation of Psychosocial Outcomes of Living Liver Donors in Liver Transplantation


Department of Surgical Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Fenerbahçe University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Nursing, İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Health Science, İzmir, Turkey


Liver Transplant Center, İzmir Kent Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Organ and Tissue Coordination Sciences Master Program, İstanbul Bilim University, İstanbul, Turkey


International Liver Center, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2022; 33: 346-355
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2022.21262
Read: 384 Downloads: 128 Published: 01 April 2022

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk factors affecting psychosocial outcomes of living liver donors after liver transplantations.

Methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of living liver donors followed by 2 liver transplantation centers in 2 private hospitals in 2 different provinces, between August 2017 and October 2019. All the living liver donors were contacted without a time frame after donation and all the participants were evaluated once. The Beck Depression Scale, SF-36, General Self- Efficacy Scale, and Perceived Available Support Scale were used to collect data. The t-test, Kruskal–Wallis test, Mann–Whitney U-test, and Pearson correlation analysis were used for data analysis.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 34.31 ± 8.22 years. There was a positive, weak correlation between age and physical func- tion. Gender, marital status, financial status, and education levels significantly affected physical components, social function, vitality, depression, and self-efficacy scores. High depression levels negatively affected the physical component, self-efficacy, and social sup- port scores of the living liver donors. High self-efficacy positively affected social support.

Conclusion: The study revealed that gender, marital status, employment status, and education levels were associated with psychosocial outcomes. The financial status was the main factor affecting each psychosocial variable. Financial status needs to be assessed in detail before and after the operation.

Cite this article as: Sarıgöl Ordin Y, Harmancı Seren AK, Karayurt Ö, et al. Evaluation of psychosocial outcomes of living liver donors in liver transplantation. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2022;33(4):346-355.

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