Empowerment of patients with end-stage renal disease--a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Tsay2004EmpowermentOP,
  title={Empowerment of patients with end-stage renal disease--a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Shiow-luan Tsay and L L Hung},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={59-65}
}
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of an empowerment program on empowerment level, self-care self-efficacy and depression in patients with end-stage renal disease. The study was a randomized controlled trial; qualified patients in two dialysis centers of major hospitals in southern Taiwan were randomly assigned into an empowerment group (n=25) and a control group (n=25). The empowerment program included identification of problem areas for self-management; exploration… CONTINUE READING
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