Living with a Kidney Transplant: Perceptions and Experiences
作者: Kong Fanrong
作者单位: 1Southern Methodist University
刊名: American Journal of Applied Psychology, 2014, Vol.2 (1), pp.5-12
来源数据库: Science and Education Publishing
DOI: 10.12691/ajap-2-1-2
原始语种摘要: The qualitative study was carried out as a part of a larger longitudinal study on renal transplant recipients (RTRs) following a successful transplant in Pakistan. The aim was to explore why recipients with similar physical health status and healthy kidney functioning, differ in perceptions of Quality of life. Using in depth interviews the study participants with the highest and lowest scores on a standardized QoL index were asked to describe their experiences and attributions regarding kidney failure and to describe their health status pre-and post-transplant. The themes emerging from the analysis related to individual differences in the ‘impact’ of transplant on ‘relationships’ with significant others, (family, work and social life) ‘self identity’, ‘social comparisons’, perceptions of...
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  • healthy 健康的
  • their 他们的
  • successful 成功的
  • adjustment 
  • social 群居的
  • standardized 用标准校验(了)的标准化(了)的
  • transplant 移植体
  • following 追踪
  • Pakistan 巴基斯坦
  • qualitative 质的