How patients and care partners feel about home HD

A review of 24 qualitative studies of home HD patients and care partners found five themes: feeling vulnerable, fear of being alone, concerns about family burden, opportunity to thrive, and appreciating medical responsiveness. Starting home HD seemed to be an especially anxious time. Acknowledging these themes and offering reassurance may help more people succeed on home HD.

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