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Table 1 Relationship between satisfaction levels and sociodemographic, psychological, and health characteristics

From: Post-donation satisfaction in kidney transplantation: a survey of living donors in Japan

  Donor satisfaction levels p
Low (n = 29) Non-low (n = 166)
Donor variables
Age, years (mean ± SD) 61.5 ± 10.7 61.2 ± 9.6 0.887
Female sex 22 (75.9%) 113 (68.1%) 58.2 (1.0–833.3) 0.402
Time since donation, months 57.3 (3.8–205.3) 0.935
Relationship with recipient 0.949
 Parent 15 (51.7%) 88 (53.0%)  
 Child 0 (0%) 2 (1.2%)
 Sibling 3 (10.3%) 17 (10.2%)
 Spouse 9 (31.0%) 56 (33.7%)
 Education, ≤12 years 15 (51.7%) 88 (53.0%) 0.773
 Married, current 21 (72.4%) 138 (83.1%) 0.254
Cohabitation, current
 With family 24 (82.8%) 147 (88.6%) 0.796
 With recipient 17 (58.6%) 86 (51.8%) 0.340
 With recipient prior to transplantation 18 (62.1%) 104 (62.7%) 0.899
 Not employed, current 5 (17.2%) 28 (16.9%) 0.876
Perception of donation results and transplant procedure
 Good relationship with and support from family members 1.40 ± 0.49 1.28 ± 0.53 0.279
 Adequate information prior to transplant 1.97 ± 0.78 1.41 ± 0.43 0.001a
 Recipients’ recovery 1.41 ± 0.50 1.43 ± 0.61 0.908
 Recipient’s gratefulness to the donor 1.41 ± 0.54 1.26 ± 0.47 0.109
 Increase in self-esteem/self-worth through donation 1.59 ± 0.64 1.36 ± 0.54 0.038a
 Self-Rating Depression Scale 39.1 ± 9.1 35.3 ± 6.7 0.01a
Life Orientation Test
 Optimism 13.7 ± 2.7 15.1 ± 2.6 0.01a
 Pessimism 11.2 ± 3.1 11.2 ± 2.7 0.970
SF-36
 Physical function 87.8 ± 22.1 92.1 ± 12.1 0.122
 Role — physical 83.8 ± 27.1 89.0 ± 20.7 0.24
 Bodily pain 73.7 ± 34.1 77.5 ± 30.5 0.58
 General health 73.5 ± 17.9 71.6 ± 18.6 0.605
 Vitality 68.5 ± 18.0 71.8 ± 21.0 0.383
 Social function 82.3 ± 24.4 84.9 ± 23.5 0.607
 Role — emotional 89.4 ± 20.8 89.5 ± 20.1 0.973
 Mental health 79.3 ± 13.7 79.4 ± 16.9 0.976
Recipient variables
Age at transplantation, years 41.9 ± 13.6 41.8 ± 13.9 0.966
Dialysis duration before transplant, months 67.8 ± 68.9 53.5 ± 52.2 0.287
Serum creatinine level, current, mg/dL 1.5 ± 1.2 1.3 ± 0.4 0.095
CSQ-8 28.1 ± 3.0 29.2 ± 2.7 0.072
Self-Rating Depression Scale 36.3 ± 7.5 36.5 ± 7.3 0.873
Life Orientation Test
 Optimism 12.8 ± 2.8 13.4 ± 3.4 0.333
 Pessimism 11.3 ± 2.7 11.4 ± 2.8 0.780
SF-36
 Physical function 92.1 ± 5.6 90.9 ± 9.1 0.476
 Role — physical 67.2 ± 5.7 66.9 ± 15.0 0.896
 Bodily pain 84.6 ± 12.5 81.5 ± 22.0 0.476
 General health 58.1 ± 13.0 60.7 ± 16.5 0.424
 Vitality 65.7 ± 10.8 67.6 ± 18.7 0.607
 Social function 86.6 ± 13.4 84.8 ± 21.7 0.623
 Role — emotional 65.8 ± 6.0 66.6 ± 16.7 0.814
 Mental health 76.7 ± 4.9 77.2 ± 17.6 0.882
  1. Data are presented as number (%) or median (SD), unless otherwise stated. Row percentages may not sum to 100 owing to rounding.
  2. CSQ-8 Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8, SF-36 MOS 36-item Short-Form Health Survey
  3. aSignificant variables