Salman Assad, Hamza Hassan Khan, Muhammad Aadil Rahman, Zarak Hassan Khan, Laila Hassan, Shuja Assad, Usman Tariq, Qurratulain Abid, Muhammad Omar Qureshi, Najmul Hassan Shah
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||Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) includes the implantation of partial or complete liver graft from a living or deceased donor into the recipient. The purpose of this study is to analyze health associated quality of life among OLT recipients. METHODS: This study was conducted at a tertiary care center from January 2011 to January 2015. The quality of life questionnaire was completed before OLT and 6 months after OLT by 32 patients. RESULTS: Mean age of liver transplant recipients was 45±11 years, body mass index (BMI) was 24.2±4.2 kg/m2 and 28/32 (87.5%) patients were males. Good health was reported by 96.9% after OLT in contrast to 81.2% patients before OLT (p=0.0001). Vigorous exercise capability was 40.6% after OLT in contrast to 28.1% before OLT (P=0.43). CONCLUSION:... We found a significant increase in quality of life scores among patients who underwent OLT. However, compared to pre-OLT, recipient’s participation in vigorous activities did not change 6 months after OLT.