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The role of personal characteristics in the relationship between health and psychological distress among kidney transplant recipients

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Although kidney transplantation improves overall quality of life and physical functioning, improvements of psychological distress are often modest. However, apparent stressors such as comorbidity are only weakly associated with psychological distress and their impact differs considerably between patients. Wilson and Cleary proposed a theoretical model to explain these relationships. This model has been supported by research, but has never been applied in a population of kidney transplant reci...

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Journal:
Social Science and Medicine
Volume:
75
Issue:
8
Pages:
1547-1554
Publication date:
2012-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:b2ac48b0-28a9-48e9-99de-b481f93bd4e3
Source identifiers:
348963
Local pid:
pubs:348963

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