6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Title: Relationship between perceived social support and quality of life among liver transplant recipients
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Biography: Yabin Shang
Objective: To investigate the relationship between Perceived Social Supports (PSS) and quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Methods: Using Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) to investigate the social support in liver transplant recipients and Chinese version of post liver transplant quality of life instrument (pLTQ) to investigate their quality of life. PLTQ, a specific questionnaire to investigate the quality of life in patients after liver transplantation was developed by Saab (2011) and was introduced to China by Xiao Peng (2014). Pearson correlation was used to evaluate the relationship between perceived social support and the patients’ quality of life. Results: 246 patients was selected using convenience sampling in the outpatient department in one general hospital in Beijing. The average age of the patients were 53.72 and 187 (75.70%) patients were male. The average score of each pLTQ item was 5.373±1.103. The average score of PSSS was 5.589±1.007, significant others were 5.394±1.186, family was 6.074±1.050 and friends support was 5.282±1.357. Pearson correlation has shown that friends’ support was correlated with pLTQ’s each domain. Besides financial domain, significant others’ support was also correlated with PSSS’s every domain. Family’s support was correlated with pLTQ’s four domains except financial and complication domain. Discussion: Family’s support was the highest among the three domains of PSSS. PSS was significantly correlated with the quality of life in patients after liver transplantation. Among which, friends’ support was correlated with pLTQ’s each domain.