Gauging the level of chronic kidney disease self-management behaviours of patients in a general practice

Wembenyui, Colette Funyui, Bonner, Ann, & Douglas, Clint (2016) Gauging the level of chronic kidney disease self-management behaviours of patients in a general practice. In 44th Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2016, Gold Coast, Qld. (Unpublished)

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  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a debilitating disease and people with CKD bear the primary responsibility for its day-to-day management. In order to effectively self-manage, these individuals need skill training and education. However, only one CKD specific validated instrument has been identified in literature.


  • To measure levels of CKD self-management in patients attending a General Practice.


  • A cross-section of 78 adults with CKD stages 1– 4, recruited from a General Practice during 2015 completed the CKD self-management instrument (32 items; maximum score = 128). Additional data collected included demographic and renal characteristics.


  • Participants’ mean age was 67 (ranging from 31 to 88) years and 51.3% were males. Most of the participants had CKD stages 3a and 3b (65.4%). The majority of participants had completed high school (42.3%) and most were retired (64.1%). Self-management scores ranged from 51 to 125 (51 ± 125). Mean self-management scores were high across all CKD stages, with a large range of scores in the different stages. People with CKD stage 3B had the highest mean score (92.4 ± 16.9) while those with CKD stage 1, had the lowest (87.7 ± 22.9). Self-management scores were slightly higher in males (91.7 ± 17.8) than in females (90.9 ± 17.2).


  • Regardless of CKD stage, people are required to engage in self-management behaviours. This instrument could be used in Australia to identify those in need of education to enhance self-management, and whether self-management behaviours are sustained.

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ID Code: 96416
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease, Self-management, General Practice
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2016 06:05
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 06:05

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