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.
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Hsieh, C-B., Tsai, C-S., Chen, T-W., Chu, H-C., Yu, J-C., & Chen, D-R. (2010). Correlation between SF-36 and six-minute walk distance in liver donors. Transplantation Proceedings, 42(9), 3597-3599. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2010.06.033