0% had only public forms of insurance (Medicare or Medicaid), 18.1% had public insurance as well as subsidized private insurance (public/private), and 2.0% were self-payers. The demographic characteristics of the patients who did not complete the surveys were similar to the demographic characteristics of those who did Selleck SB203580
complete the surveys for the study (see the supporting information). HCV (28.6%), hepatitis B virus (HBV; 14.3%), and alcoholic cirrhosis (10.7%) were the most common indications for OLT. Education did not appear to be a factor because the majority of the patients who did not complete the survey had a college-level education or a higher level of education (64.3%). The majority of nonresponders were also unemployed (89.3%), lived with family or friends (89.3%), and practiced religion (67.9%). The ethnicity of the nonresponders was similar, with the majority being Caucasian (32.1%) or Hispanic (10.7%); 53.6% were married and recognized themselves as ��other. A significantly greater number of males (18.6%) underwent Veliparib
transplantation for alcoholic cirrhosis in comparison with females (6.1%, P < 0.05; Table 1). Likewise, more males (38.8%) than females (25.2%) underwent transplantation for HCV cirrhosis (Table 1). A statistically significantly larger number of males were employed in comparison with females both before OLT (80.9% of males versus 67.8% of females, P = 0.01) and after OLT (35.1% of males versus 22.6% of females, P = 0.0295). After OLT, a statistically significantly larger number of females (82.6%) continued to practice religion in comparison with males (72.3%, P < 0.0416). There were no statistically significant differences between males and females with respect to education level, insurance type, ethnicity, marital status, age, or home living situation (Table 1). Two-way ANOVA was used to assess whether gender differences in the OLT patient population independently influenced the mean SF-36 and CLDQ HRQOL domain scores across times from OLT. Overall, the effect of gender was not statistically significant at P < 0.05 after multiple comparisons were taken into account. However, there was Fulvestrant
a trend (pairwise P < 0.05) toward different mean scores between males and females between years 2 and 5 for some SF-36 domains. Males scored higher in the Physical Functioning, Role�CEmotion, Social Functioning, and Mental Health domains. More than 5 years after OLT, these trends normalized. Similarly, some CLDQ domains showed a trend toward different scores between males and female between years 2 and 5. Males scored higher in the Abdominal Symptoms, Fatigue, Activity, and Worry domains. These trends also normalized when patients were followed in the long term. The mean SF-36 and CLDQ scores for the patients are summarized in Table 2.