Characterizing daily life experience of patients on maintenance dialysis.

  title={Characterizing daily life experience of patients on maintenance dialysis.},
  author={M. L. Song and Constance A Gilet and Feng-Chang Lin and Nathaniel MacHardy and Annette J DeVitoDabbs and Jason Peter Fine and Katherine D Stalberg and Edwin R. Fuller},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={26 11},
BACKGROUND Despite growing literature of the dialysis patients' high burden of illness and a compromised quality of life, little is known about their daily life experiences. METHODS A cross-sectional study using the day reconstruction method, an experience sampling method, was used. Seventy-one dialysis patients recruited from three dialysis centers systematically reconstructed their activities and experiences of the preceding day. Time spent on their activities, settings and associated… CONTINUE READING