Title: Prevalence and consequences of nonadherence to hemodialysis regimens
Authors: Denhaerynck, Kris ×
Manhaeve, Dominique
Dobbels, Fabienne
Garzoni, Daniela
Nolte, Christa
De Geest, Sabina #
Issue Date: May-2007
Publisher: The Association
Series Title: American Journal of Critical Care vol:16 issue:3 pages:222-236
Abstract: Adherence to fluid restrictions and dietary and medication guidelines as well as attendance at prescribed hemodialysis sessions of a hemodialysis regimen are essential for adequate management of end-stage renal disease. A literature review was conducted to determine the prevalence and consequences of nonadherence to the different aspects of a hemodialysis regimen and the methodological obstacles in research on nonadherence. Nonadherence to the prescribed regimen is a common problem in hemodialysis and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Research on nonadherence is associated with 2 major obstacles: inconsistencies in definitions and invalid measurement methods. Further research is needed to validate measurement methods and to establish clinically relevant operational definitions of nonadherence.
ISSN: 1062-3264
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
Interfaculty Centre for Biomedial Ethics and Law
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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