Affiliations: Universität Leipzig, Selbst. Abt. Med.
Psychologie u. Med. Soziologie, Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55, 04103
Leipzig. E-mail: email@example.com | Universität Leipzig, Chirurgische
Universitätsklinik und -poliklinik II, Leipzig | Universität Halle, Halle
Abstract: Quality of life is becoming an increasingly important concept in the
evaluation of different therapeutic interventions. In this study, 76 kidney
transplanted patients were compared with 65 patients with end-stage renal
disease awaiting transplantation. The results clearly show a higher quality of
life in patients with a functioning graft. The low rate of return to work among
transplanted patients may be explained by both their physical impairment and
the currently high levels of unemployment.