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.
|Titolo:||The Concept of Self and Emotional Involvement in Living Kidney Donation: A Psychometric Investigation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|