Gender differences in psychosocial characteristics of heart transplant recipients
The psychosocial differences in 29 female and 102 male heart transplant recipients from five medical centers were investigated. A questionnaire was used to assess the psychosocial constructs of Self-Esteem, Identity Stability, Preoccupation With Self, Control Over Destiny, Independence Versus Dependence, Depression, Anxiety, Quality of Life, and Body Image. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was utilized to explore the psychosocial differences by gender. There was a significant overall effect. Examination of univariate F-ratios for gender showed significant differences in Anxiety and Body Image. Overall, females displayed significantly more anxiety and were much more dissatisfied in their body image than the males. All other psychosocial variables were not significantly different by gender.
Cardiac, Heart, Psychosocial, Transplant gender
Duitsman, D. M., and C. M. Cychosz. "Gender differences in psychosocial characteristics of heart transplant recipients." Journal of Transplant Coordination 5 (1995): 137-143.
Journal of Transplant Coordination