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A systematic review of health-related quality of life and psychological outcomes after lung transplantation

Authors:
Seiler, A., Klaghofer, R., Ture, M., Komossa, K., Martin-Soelch, C., and Jenewein, J.
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LTx) aims to reduce physical disability and mental distress, extend survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In this systematic review we aimed to: (1) augment evidence regarding measures to assess HRQoL and psychological outcomes after LTx; and (2) summarize HRQoL and psychological outcomes after LTx.

METHODS: Validated and standardized instruments with well-known psychometric properties used for assessing HRQoL and psychological outcomes after LTx were identified by means of comprehensive literature searches of PsychINFO and Medline/PubMed, up through March 2014, using the following search terms in various combinations: lung transplantation; physical functioning; symptom experience; mental health; anxiety; depression; distress; social functioning; life satisfaction; and health-related quality of life.

RESULTS: The search strategy identified 371 titles and abstracts. Of these, 279 were retrieved for further assessment and 63 articles selected for final review. Thirty-nine studies were found for HRQoL, 15 for physical functioning, 5 for mental health and 4 for social functioning. A total of 50 psychometric instruments were encountered.

CONCLUSIONS: Considerable heterogeneity exists in methodology, operational concepts and applied outcome measures in the existing literature on HRQoL and psychological outcomes after LTx. Nevertheless, the studies generally point to significant improvements in both mental health and HRQoL post-transplant. Further research is warranted utilizing consistent outcome measures, including LTx-specific measures and longitudinal study designs.
DOI:
10.1016/j.healun.2015.07.003
URL:
https://ac.els-cdn.com/S1053249815013650/1-s2.0-S1053249815013650-main.pdf?_tid=8150a1be-18cb-4d5f-811f-df88913cedbc&acdnat=1535038961_d9bc38532be7dca2fe768df2bc49f7c3
Journal:
J Heart Lung Transplant
issn:
1053-2498
Publication year:
2016
pages:
195-202
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Emotional state
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Physical functioning
Social functioning
General health perceptions / HRQoL:
Health-related quality of life
Overall quality of life:
Overall quality of life
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Disease:
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
Instrument:
BAI - Beck Anxiety Inventory
BCSC - Body Cathexis Scale
BDI - Beck Depression Inventory   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
BPI - Basic Personality Inventory
BPI - Brief Pain Inventory
BSI - Brief Symptom Inventory
CES-D - Centre for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
DAS - Dyadic Adjustment Scale
DSFI - Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory
Dyspnea Assessment with visual analogue scale
EQ-5D - EuroQoL-5 Dimensions   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
FLZ - Fragen zur Lebenszifriedenheit (Questions on Life Satisfaction)
F-SoZu - Evaluation of the short-form social support questionnaire (Also: F-SoZu-K22 - short version)
GHQ - General Health Questionnaire
HADS - Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
HUI-3 - Health Utilities Index-Mark 3
IIRS - Illness Intrusion Rating Scale
IWB - Index of Well-Being
Karnofsky-Index - Karnofsky Performance Status Scale
Katz ADL - Katz’ Index Of Independence In Activities Of Daily Living   [see: proqolid, ZUYD (NL)]
LOT - The Life Orientation Test
MHI - Mental Health Inventory
MHLC - Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
MOS-20 - 20-Item Medical Outcome Study Short-Form General Health Survey
MPQ - McGill Pain Questionnaire    [see: ZUYD (NL)]
MTSOSD-59R - Modified Transplant Symptom Occurrence and Distress Scale 59-Revised
NHP - Nottingham Health Profile   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
PACT - Psychiatric Assessment of Candidates for Transplantation
PLC - Quality of life profile for Chronic Diseases
PSCA - Perception of Self-Care Agency
RSES - Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
SCID (DSM-III-R) - The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R
SCL-90-R - Symptom Checklist 90-Revised
SDS - Symptom Distress Scale
SDS - Zung Self-rating Depression Scale
SF-12 - 12-item Short Form Health Survey
SF-36 - 36-item Short Form Health Survey   [see: proqolid, ZUYD (NL)]
SGRQ - St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
SIP-136 - Sickness Impact Profile 136
SST - Sniffin’ Sticks Test for olfactory performance
STAI - State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
TAS-20 - Toronto Alexithymia Scale
TICS - Screening Subscale of Chronic Stress of the Trier Inventory for the Assessment of Chronic Stress
TSFQ - Transplant Symptom Frequency Questionnaire
TSI - Transplant Symptom Inventory
TxEQ - Transplant Effects Questionnaire
VAS - Health Status Visual Analog Scale
WCCL - The Ways of Coping Checklist
Zerssen - Zerssen List of Complaints