publication . Article . 2007

Social participation after successful kidney transplantation

Wim J. A. van den Heuvel; Willem J. van Son; Johan W. Groothoff; Paul E. de Jong; Eric van Sonderen; Sijrike F. van der Mei;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Disability and Rehabilitation, volume 29, issue 6, pages 473-483 (issn: 0963-8288, Copyright policy)
Purpose. To explore and describe the degree of social participation after kidney transplantation and to examine associated factors. Method. A cross-sectional study on 239 adult patients 1 – 7.3 years after kidney transplantation was performed via in-home interviews on participation in obligatory activities (i.e., employment, education, household tasks) and leisure activities (volunteer work, assisting others, recreation, sports, clubs/associations, socializing, going out). Results. Kidney transplantation patients had a lower educational level, spent less time on obligatory activities, had part-time jobs more often, and participated less in sports compared to a c...
free text keywords: social participation, employment, household tasks, leisure activities, sports, kidney transplantation, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, STAGE RENAL-DISEASE, SPINAL-CORD-INJURY, EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITIES, ORGAN-TRANSPLANTATION, REPLACEMENT THERAPY, DIALYSIS, HEALTH, REHABILITATION, UMCG Approved, medicine.disease, medicine, Quality of life, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Transplantation, Social engagement, Church attendance, business.industry, business, Recreation, Socialization, Gerontology
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