Psychosocial factors, behavioral compliance and survival in urban hemodialysis patients.

@article{Kimmel1998PsychosocialFB,
  title={Psychosocial factors, behavioral compliance and survival in urban hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Paul L. Kimmel and Rolf A. Peterson and Karen L Weihs and Samuel Simmens and Sylvan Alleyne and Illuminado Cruz and Judith H Veis},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1998},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={245-54}
}
BACKGROUND The medical risk factors associated with increased mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients are well known, but the psychosocial factors that may affect outcome have not been clearly defined. Psychosocial factors could affect mortality through interaction with parents' nutrition or their compliance with the dialysis prescription. We conducted a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter study of urban HD patients to determine the contribution of compliance and psychosocial factors to… CONTINUE READING
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