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Author: Pérez San Gregorio, María de los Ángeles
Martín Rodríguez, Agustín
Galán Rodríguez, Antonio
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos
Date: 2007
Published in: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7 (3), 633-639.
Document type: Article
Abstract: From this ex post facto study, we analysed if symptoms of anxiety and depression of the patients varies after transplant in relation to the three main stages of the process: a) Intensive Care Unit (ICU – patient recently admitted to ICU after transplant), b) post-ICU (when a patient comes out of ICU but remains in hospital), and c) post-hospital (when a year has passed after the transplant). 39 transplant patients were assessed in three different stages: ICU, post-ICU, and post-hospital. In each stage, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was applied and, in addition, during the first stage other information was obtained (socio-demographic, medical, etc.) by way of a psychosocial survey. Patients showed more symptoms of anxiety and depression in the ICU and post-hospital stages, diminishing in the post-ICU stage. After the organ transplant, it is noticed a psychological evolution in the shape of “U”, with an increase of psychological well-being in the middle stages. Desde este estudio ex post facto, analizamos si los síntomas de ansiedad y depresión de los pacientes varían después del trasplante en relación a las tres fases del proceso: a) Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI – paciente admitido recientemente e...
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Neste estudo ex post facto, analisámos se os sintomas de ansiedade e depressão dos pacientes variam depois do transplante em relação às três fases do processo: a) Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI – paciente admitido recentemente na UCI depois ...
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Cite: Pérez San Gregorio, M.d.l.Á., Martín Rodríguez, A. y Galán Rodríguez, A. (2007). Symptoms of anxiety and depression in different stages of organ transplant. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7 (3), 633-639.
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