Relationship between illness perceptions, treatment adherence, and clinical outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

@article{Kim2010RelationshipBI,
  title={Relationship between illness perceptions, treatment adherence, and clinical outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Youngmee Kim and Lorraine S. Evangelista},
  journal={Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={271-80; quiz 281}
}
Previous data indicate that negative perception of disease and non-adherence to recommended treatment may lead to unfavorable clinical outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). However, a paucity of research addresses clinical outcomes in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population as a function of patients' illness perceptions and their degree of adherence to recommended treatment. The study was conducted to examine illness perceptions and treatment adherence rates in patients… CONTINUE READING

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