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An exploration of the choices of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Keeney S, McKenna H - Patient Prefer Adherence (2014)

Bottom Line: A wide range of findings emerged from the study.Key findings showed that the majority of patients felt that written information was the main source of information, but that almost one-quarter of patients felt that they did not receive enough information about dialysis to allow them to make an informed choice.Almost one-fifth of participants did not consider that they had been strongly encouraged by health professionals to be independent with regard to their choice of dialysis.

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Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of time. It is common, often unrecognized, and frequently coexists with other conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There has been little research undertaken into treatment options and decision-making processes of CKD patients in general.

Objectives: To determine the treatment options that CKD patients are offered and their views and experiences with regard to these choices.

Design: A survey design was adopted.

Participants: Participants included patients who had CKD at the time of the study and who were on renal dialysis.

Results: A wide range of findings emerged from the study. Key findings showed that the majority of patients felt that written information was the main source of information, but that almost one-quarter of patients felt that they did not receive enough information about dialysis to allow them to make an informed choice. Almost one-fifth of participants did not consider that they had been strongly encouraged by health professionals to be independent with regard to their choice of dialysis.

Conclusion: While the majority of patients feel fully informed and involved in the decision-making processes around treatment and management of their CKD, not all patients receive sufficient information to make an informed choice about their treatment and that treatment options are not always presented to patients and their families to enable them to make a fully informed choice.

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Patient travel times to dialysis.
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Mentions: Overall, 44.6% of participants stated that they spent between 30 and 60 minutes traveling to dialysis. Over 36% (36.1%) spent less than 30 minutes traveling. A smaller percentage (16.9%) spent between 1 and 2 hours traveling to dialysis, and 2.4% spent over 2 hours. Participants were asked to indicate their means of travel to dialysis. Figure 1 shows the time spent traveling to dialysis. The majority of participants traveled by car (66.3%), over one-fifth (21.7%) traveled by taxi, and smaller percentages traveled by train (2.4%) and bus (3.6%). The “other” category included lifts with other people (family or friends), but with means of travel not explicitly stated.


An exploration of the choices of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Keeney S, McKenna H - Patient Prefer Adherence (2014)

Patient travel times to dialysis.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4216018&req=5

f1-ppa-8-1465: Patient travel times to dialysis.
Mentions: Overall, 44.6% of participants stated that they spent between 30 and 60 minutes traveling to dialysis. Over 36% (36.1%) spent less than 30 minutes traveling. A smaller percentage (16.9%) spent between 1 and 2 hours traveling to dialysis, and 2.4% spent over 2 hours. Participants were asked to indicate their means of travel to dialysis. Figure 1 shows the time spent traveling to dialysis. The majority of participants traveled by car (66.3%), over one-fifth (21.7%) traveled by taxi, and smaller percentages traveled by train (2.4%) and bus (3.6%). The “other” category included lifts with other people (family or friends), but with means of travel not explicitly stated.

Bottom Line: A wide range of findings emerged from the study.Key findings showed that the majority of patients felt that written information was the main source of information, but that almost one-quarter of patients felt that they did not receive enough information about dialysis to allow them to make an informed choice.Almost one-fifth of participants did not consider that they had been strongly encouraged by health professionals to be independent with regard to their choice of dialysis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of time. It is common, often unrecognized, and frequently coexists with other conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There has been little research undertaken into treatment options and decision-making processes of CKD patients in general.

Objectives: To determine the treatment options that CKD patients are offered and their views and experiences with regard to these choices.

Design: A survey design was adopted.

Participants: Participants included patients who had CKD at the time of the study and who were on renal dialysis.

Results: A wide range of findings emerged from the study. Key findings showed that the majority of patients felt that written information was the main source of information, but that almost one-quarter of patients felt that they did not receive enough information about dialysis to allow them to make an informed choice. Almost one-fifth of participants did not consider that they had been strongly encouraged by health professionals to be independent with regard to their choice of dialysis.

Conclusion: While the majority of patients feel fully informed and involved in the decision-making processes around treatment and management of their CKD, not all patients receive sufficient information to make an informed choice about their treatment and that treatment options are not always presented to patients and their families to enable them to make a fully informed choice.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus