Renal replacement Therapy and Barriers to choice: using a Mixed Methods approach to explore the Patient's Perspective.

@article{Jennette2009RenalRT,
  title={Renal replacement Therapy and Barriers to choice: using a Mixed Methods approach to explore the Patient's Perspective.},
  author={Caroline E. Jennette and Vimal K Derebail and Judy Baldwin and Sandra Cameron},
  journal={The journal of nephrology social work},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={15-26}
}
Alternatives to in-center hemodialysis as treatment for end-stage renal disease have been shown to increase patient quality of life, decrease co-morbidities and decrease financial strain on both the patient and the health care system. Focus groups (n = 6 groups with 47 participants) and survey data (n = 113) were used to ascertain perceived barriers and facilitators to alternative therapies and psychosocial and educational issues that may affect a patients' choice of modality among patients… CONTINUE READING

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