FeaturesWork Outcomes for Female Liver Transplant Recipients With Alcohol-Related Liver DiseaseNewton, Sarah E. PhD, RNAuthor Information About the author: Sarah E. Newton, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, Oakland University School of Nursing, Rochester, Michigan. Received March 6, 2001; accepted May 14, 2001. Corresponding author: Sarah E. Newton, PhD, RN, 448 O’Dowd Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309 (e-mail: [email protected]). Gastroenterology Nursing: November 2001 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 288-293 Buy Abstract The purpose of this retrospective survey was to describe post-liver transplant work outcomes for female liver transplant recipients with histories of alcohol-related liver disease. The theoretical framework guiding the study was Laffrey’s conception of health. The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test was used to measure alcohol-related liver disease. Forty-seven female liver transplant recipients whose Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test scores were indicative of alcohol-related liver disease comprised the convenience sample. Using a mailed questionnaire, post-transplant work and daily activities were assessed. Work was operationally defined as including either employment or household work. Results revealed that 59% of the female recipients were working post-transplant and that working recipients had higher conception of health scores than did non-working recipients. © The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates 2001. All Rights Reserved.