SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.103 número3Diagnóstico definitivo de los tumores neuroendocrinos (TNE) mediante PAAF ecodirigida por ultrasonografía endoscópica (USE) índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

versión impresa ISSN 1130-0108


MARTINEZ-ALARCON, Laura et al. Attitude towards related living donation among candidates on the liver transplant waiting list. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2011, vol.103, n.3, pp.115-122. ISSN 1130-0108.

Objective: to analyze attitude of patients on the liver transplant waiting list toward living donation (LD). Design and patients: patients on the transplant waiting list -2003-2005 (n = 164)- were selected. Attitude was evaluated using a validated questionnaire, completed by an independent healthcare professional. Results: the questionnaire completion rate was 97% (n = 159). A total of 87% (n = 138) of patients stated that they would donate an organ while alive if a family member needed one. However, only 39% (n = 61) would be prepared to receive a liver donation from a living relative and 50% would prefer to wait on the list (n = 80). 90% accepted that living liver donation involves a certain amount of risk. This assumption was not associated with a willingness to accept related LD (p = 0.170). A willingness to accept LD was related to patient's knowledge of his or her family's attitude toward donating an organ to the patient (p = 0.027). Conclusions: patients had a favorable attitude toward living liver donation. When there was a family base that is in favor of LD then this encouraged acceptance, and therefore, it is essential to carry out family screening of patients to detect those cases in which this type of LD can be successfully requested.

Palabras clave : Living liver donation; Patient; Liver transplant waiting list; Attitude.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español | Inglés     · Español ( pdf ) | Inglés ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons