Psychosocial predictors of non-compliance in haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.

  title={Psychosocial predictors of non-compliance in haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Nancy Kutner and Rebecca V. Zhang and William Marvin McClellan and Steven A Cole},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Non-compliance with prescribed therapy significantly impacts dialysis patient care and outcomes. The underlying psychosocial issues leading to non-compliance are not well understood, especially in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS A multicentre cohort of 119 haemodialysis (HD) patients and 51 PD patients was studied. In-person interviews were conducted with patients and clinical and laboratory data were obtained from medical records. Missed and shortened dialysis… CONTINUE READING


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