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Systematic Evaluation of Predictors of Quality of Life in the Long-term After Solid Organ Transplantation

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by Hannover Medical School.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2009
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Information provided by:
Hannover Medical School

Brief Summary:
A systematic evaluation of predictors of health related quality of life (HRQoL) leads to multiple level of data analysis. The aim of the herein described observational project is to create a transplant patients registry on psychosocial outcomes and to evaluate longitudinally predictors of HRQoL after different types of solid organ transplantation in the long-term. A sample size of 700 participants consisting of all solid organ types is envisioned. Data will be compared with published healthy normative data. Data Evaluation of predictors of HRQoL may guide development of tailored interventions to reduce complications and to further improve outcomes.

Condition or disease
Organ Transplantation Anxiety Depression

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Systematic Evaluation of Predictors of Quality of Life in the Long-term After Solid Organ Transplantation- a Prospective Cohort Study
Study Start Date : February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2014

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HRQoL after transplantation [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Social re-integration [ Time Frame: 5 yrs ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients immediately after solid organ transplantation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Follow-up at our outpatient clinics
  • Written informed consent
  • Sufficient German language skills to read and answer a battery of questionnaires
  • Min 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Illiteracy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00792064

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Contact: Christiane Kugler, PhD ++49.511.532.6586

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Hannover Medical School, Clinic für cardias, thoracic, transplantation and vascular surgery Recruiting
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Contact: Christiane Kugler    0049-511-5326586   
Principal Investigator: Christiane Kugler         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hannover Medical School
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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Principal Investigator: Christiane Kugler, PhD Clinic for Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and
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Responsible Party: Dr. rer. biol. hum. Christiane Kugler, Hannover Medical School Identifier: NCT00792064    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB No_378
First Posted: November 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Keywords provided by Hannover Medical School:
quality of life
adverse effects