Results of a Representative Survey on the Psychosocial Evaluation Before Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Germany

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): De Zwaan M, Erim Y, Greif-Higer G, Kroencke S, Burgmer M, Vitinius F, Kunze S, Berth H
Journal: Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 67
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 240-244
ISSN: 0937-2032


Abstract


Aim Since there is no consensus about how to perform the predonation psychosocial evaluation of living kidney donor candidates, this is conducted differently in German transplant centers. Thus, the goal of the study was to learn more about how psychosocial evaluations are currently conducted in German transplant centers. Methods The psychosocial evaluators of the 38 transplant centers performing kidney transplantations in 2015 were contacted and asked to participate in an anonymous online survey. Results Psychosocial evaluators from 28 (75%) transplant centers responded. In only 30 (4%) of the evaluations contraindications for donation were reported. In most centers the psychosocial evaluation was performed after the completion of all medical tests. The evaluations were realized after only short waiting periods and were reported to be time-consuming. Financial reimbursement was mainly realized by internal cost allocation. In most centers the evaluators used semi-structured interviews. Still, there was limited consensus about structure and content of the psychosocial evaluation. Conclusion Standardization of the psychosocial evaluation process could be helpful to enable comparisons between transplant centers and to achieve equal opportunities for the potential living kidney donors and recipients.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Erim, Yesim Prof. Dr. med.
Professur für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie


External institutions with authors

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) / Hannover Medical School
Technische Universität Dresden
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Universitätsklinikum Köln
Universitätsklinikum Münster
Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


How to cite

APA:
De Zwaan, M., Erim, Y., Greif-Higer, G., Kroencke, S., Burgmer, M., Vitinius, F.,... Berth, H. (2017). Results of a Representative Survey on the Psychosocial Evaluation Before Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Germany. Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie, 67(6), 240-244. https://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-102180

MLA:
De Zwaan, Martina, et al. "Results of a Representative Survey on the Psychosocial Evaluation Before Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Germany." Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 67.6 (2017): 240-244.

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