The Swiss Transplant Cohort Study's framework for assessing lifelong psychosocial factors in solid-organ transplants
De Geest, Sabina × Burkhalter, Hanna Berben, Lut Bogert, Laura Jane Denhaerynck, Kris Glass, Tracy R Goetzmann, Lutz Kirsch, Monika Kiss, Alexander Koller, Michael T Piot-Ziegler, Chantal Schmidt-Trucksäss, Arno Psychosocial Interest Group, Swiss Transplant Cohort Study #
Progress in Transplantation vol:23 issue:3 pages:235-46
Understanding outcomes after transplant requires a biopsychosocial model that includes biomedical and psychosocial factors. The latter, to date, are assessed only in a limited way as part of transplant registries or cohort studies. The Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS) is a nationwide open cohort study (starting May 2008) to systematically and prospectively assess psychosocial factors. This article describes the framework underpinning STCS's psychosocial assessment.