Meeting the nutrition challenge of stage 3 renal failure : considerations for nursing practice

Mok, Wen Qi, Ang, Joyce Yee Hui, & Christensen, Martin (2011) Meeting the nutrition challenge of stage 3 renal failure : considerations for nursing practice. Singapore Nursing Journal, 38(4), pp. 10-13.

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Self-care management is needed for effective management of chronic kidney disease. The main aim for treatment or management of chronic kidney disease is to delay the worsening of kidney function, and to prevent or to manage the co-morbidities. Selfcare management is not easy, and patients will face many challenges, especially when they cannot get use to the new treatment plan. One of the challenges they face is dietary restriction, which is a very important aspect in any self-care management programme. Chronic kidney disease patients require a low-protein, low-sodium, low-potassium, and low-phosphorus diet. There are several strategies patients can undertake to ensure adherence, such as self-monitoring their dietary habits and type of food consumed using a food diary; involving social support, such as family members and spouse to help them to adhere to their diet restrictions; setting goals and providing positive reinforcement when they achieved the targeted goals; joining self-management programmes to equip themselves with the necessary skills so that they can better adhere to the treatment regimes, including diet restriction; and lastly, having the knowledge about their regime, and using this knowledge to help them understand and improve their adherence.

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ID Code: 79467
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: self-care management, chronic renal failure, renal diet
ISSN: 0218-0995
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Singapore Nurses' Association
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2014 04:27
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 05:36

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