Self-management support for people with chronic kidney disease: Patient perspectives

Havas, Kathryn, Bonner, Ann, & Douglas, Clint (2016) Self-management support for people with chronic kidney disease: Patient perspectives. Journal of Renal Care, 42(1), pp. 7-14.

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Self-management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is crucial for health outcomes and people need to be effectively supported by healthcare professionals (HCPs). Some programmes designed to improve self-management have been implemented, but people with the disease are rarely consulted regarding what they desire from these programmes.


To provide a synthesis of the literature on preferences for self-management support of people with CKD.


An integrative review.


Four databases (MedLine, CINAHL, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO) were searched using relevant search terms.


The search strategy identified 1,913 records, of which 12 studies met inclusion criteria. Ten themes were identified as important areas to be addressed by self-management interventions. In addition, patient suggestions for implementation of such interventions are discussed.


The principles of a person-centred approach ought to frame the support provided by HCPs when supporting those with CKD to better self-manage.

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ID Code: 89024
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Education, Patient-centred care, Self-care, Self-management
DOI: 10.1111/jorc.12140
ISSN: 1755-6678
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 2015 European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2015 23:28
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 15:19

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