Journal Watch - CKD
How Kidney Patients Define Health
Among people with kidney failure who used three or more treatment options, “health” was linked to the ability to take part in meaningful activities and maintain life balance. Social and treatment environments that supported autonomy also helped people to consider themselves healthy.
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Structured CKD Education More Than Tripled Uptake of Home Therapies
In a matched retrospective cohort study, 2,398 CKD patients who attended a single 90-minute education program were pair-matched with others who did not. Compared to controls, those who attended the session were significantly more likely to be doing home dialysis (38.5% vs. 12.6%) and to be using a permanent access (57.9% vs. 33.8%). Hospitalization rates were 38% lower as well, and education-attendees had lower first-year mortality.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-07-13)