Alexithymia is a marked difficulty in recognizing, exploring, and expressing inner feelings.Studies have proven the presence of a significant proportion of patients with alexithymia in samples from the transplantation population. This study aims to analyze the presence ofalexithymia in a sample of 32 kidney transplantation patients from a deceased donor and to compare this construct with the presence of psychological symptoms and the physical andmental state of health perceived by the patients. Alexithymia assessment was analyzed using the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. The psychological symptoms were studied through the Symptom Checklist-90-R. The quality of life was studied through The Complete Form Health Survey. The study showed a high percentage of the presence of alexithymia in the examined transplant recipients. The construct is more present where the perception of their quality of life is low and where there is a greater presence of psychosomatic symptoms.

Alexithymia in Kidney Transplantation Patients

Pistorio ML
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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VEROUX, Massimiliano
Secondo
Supervision
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Sinagra N;Basile G;DE PASQUALE, CONCETTA
2017

Abstract

Alexithymia is a marked difficulty in recognizing, exploring, and expressing inner feelings.Studies have proven the presence of a significant proportion of patients with alexithymia in samples from the transplantation population. This study aims to analyze the presence ofalexithymia in a sample of 32 kidney transplantation patients from a deceased donor and to compare this construct with the presence of psychological symptoms and the physical andmental state of health perceived by the patients. Alexithymia assessment was analyzed using the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. The psychological symptoms were studied through the Symptom Checklist-90-R. The quality of life was studied through The Complete Form Health Survey. The study showed a high percentage of the presence of alexithymia in the examined transplant recipients. The construct is more present where the perception of their quality of life is low and where there is a greater presence of psychosomatic symptoms.
Alexithymia; Kidney ; Transplantation
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