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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-29

Live related donors in India: Their quality of life using world health organization quality of life brief questionnaire


1 Department of Surgical Disciplines, Teaching block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Teaching block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Teaching block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Guleria
Department of Surgical Disciplines, 5th Floor, Teaching Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.78411

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Context: Organ selling is now legally banned in India. Numerous studies have documented that organ vendors have a poor quality of life (QOL) following kidney donation. Aims: This study was designed to assess the QOL of living related donors in India. Settings and Design: This study was a single-center prospective study. Materials and Methods: The QOL of 106 consecutive related kidney donors was compared before and 6 months after the donation using the World Health Organisation Quality of Life Brief Questionnaire. Statistical Analysis Used: STATA 9.0 (College Station, Texas) was used and a p value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The response rate was 94.3% and the mean age was 43.2±11.95 years. Females constituted 73% of the population. Our study showed a significant improvement in the QOL among three of the four domains. The surgical technique (86- mini open donor nephrectomy, and 14 laparoscopic donor nephrectomy), education status, and marital status did not make any difference in the change in the QOL. Conclusions: Despite a number of our donors being unemployed and not being well educated, live related kidney donation improves the QOL of donors.


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