Illness representations are associated with fluid nonadherence among hemodialysis patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Patients with end-stage renal disease are required to limit fluid and salt intake. We examined illness representations [common-sense model (CSM)] among a sample of hemodialysis (HD) patients, investigating whether fluid-adherent patients held illness representations different from those of nonadherent patients. We also explored the utility of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.08.010

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