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2022 Mar 06

Clin Transplant

The role of preoperative psychosocial counselling on the improvement of the recipient compliance and speed of recovery after liver transplantation – A systematic review of the literature and expert panel recommendations.


Psychosocial disorders ranging from anxiety to severe psychiatric diseases and active alcohol/substance abuse are frequent in liver transplant candidates and potentially associated with worse post- transplant outcomes. Therefore, psychosocial evaluation is mandatory to optimize success after liver transplantation. However, how to carry out this evaluation, the type of intervention needed and its potential impact on patient outcome remain unclear.