Chronic kidney disease in Saudi Arabia : a nursing perspective

Almutary, Hayfa, Bonner, Ann, & Douglas, Clint (2013) Chronic kidney disease in Saudi Arabia : a nursing perspective. Middle East Journal of Nursing, 7(6), pp. 17-25.

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Abstract

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem in Saudi Arabia. The number of people requiring kidney replacement therapy in Saudi Arabia is growing, which poses challenges for health professionals and increases the burden on the health care system. However, there is a paucity of nursing literature about CKD in the Middle Eastern region, including Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this review is to describe the epidemiology, risk factors, treatment modalities and the implications for nursing practice of CKD in Saudi Arabia. Improving nurses’ knowledge and awareness about CKD and the risk factors in Saudi Arabia will help them to determine high risk groups and provide early management to delay progression of the disease.

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ID Code: 63362
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease; kidney replacement therapy, nursing, risk factors, Saudi Arabia.
ISSN: 1834-8742
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2013 23:51
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 01:46

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