Correlation between SF-36 and six-minute walk distance in liver donors

Chung-Bao Hsieh, Chien-Sung Tsai, Teng-Wei Chen, Heng-Cheng Chu, J.-C. Yu, Duan-Rung Chen

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Objective We employed the 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) and 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) to assess the quality of life (QoL) of donors after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Methods This longitudinal prospective study had data collection via an interview and test or a mailed survey. Fifty-one liver LDLT donors underwent testing before and after donation using the SF-36 questionnaire and 6MWD. Results The physical component summary (PCS) of the SF-36 declined (P < .0001) and the mental component summary (MCS) increased significantly (P = .04) at 1 month after donation. The 6MWD declined significantly at 2 weeks after donation (P < .0001). After standardization, there was a high correlation between PCS and 6MWD (r 2 = 0.766). Conclusions Liver donation had a moderate impact on donor physical status, but enhanced mental status. Similar decreasing trends were observed in 6MWD and PCS. After donation, real physical performance predicted PCS but not MCS. © 2010 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3597-3599
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • adult
  • article
  • clinical assessment
  • controlled study
  • correlation analysis
  • health survey
  • human
  • liver donor
  • liver transplantation
  • living donor
  • living donor liver transplantation
  • longitudinal study
  • major clinical study
  • mental component summary
  • mental health
  • named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales
  • organ donor
  • physical activity
  • physical component summary
  • physical performance
  • postoperative period
  • prediction
  • preoperative period
  • priority journal
  • prospective study
  • quality of life
  • questionnaire
  • Short Form 36
  • six minute walk distance
  • standardization
  • walking
  • Exercise Test
  • Hepatectomy
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Physical Fitness
  • Prospective Studies
  • Quality of Life
  • Questionnaires
  • Taiwan
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Donors
  • Treatment Outcome


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