Objective. The aim of our study was to analyze, from a psychological point of view, living kidney donor personality, examining a sample of 18 living kidney donors. Patients and methods. The personality study was performed using The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III in 18 potential kidney donors, 6 of whom were genetically and 12 emotionally related individuals. Results. Our study showed the presence of narcissistic, histrionic, and obsessive-compulsive personality traits in living kidney donors. Conclusions. It is necessary to explore the development of motivation for living donation in order to achieve and maintain a harmonious relationship with the recipient while respecting their individuality.

The Concept of Self and Emotional Involvement in Living Kidney Donation: A Psychometric Investigation

DE PASQUALE, CONCETTA;VEROUX, Massimiliano;Giaquinta A;CIMINO, SEBASTIANO;VEROUX, Pierfrancesco;Pistorio ML
2013

Abstract

Objective. The aim of our study was to analyze, from a psychological point of view, living kidney donor personality, examining a sample of 18 living kidney donors. Patients and methods. The personality study was performed using The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III in 18 potential kidney donors, 6 of whom were genetically and 12 emotionally related individuals. Results. Our study showed the presence of narcissistic, histrionic, and obsessive-compulsive personality traits in living kidney donors. Conclusions. It is necessary to explore the development of motivation for living donation in order to achieve and maintain a harmonious relationship with the recipient while respecting their individuality.
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