Social support and subsequent mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease.

@article{McClellan1993SocialSA,
  title={Social support and subsequent mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={William Marvin McClellan and D J Stanwyck and C A Anson},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={1028-34}
}
The association between social support in newly entered dialysis patients and their subsequent risk of mortality was investigated. Two hundred forty-nine dialysis patients were enrolled from dialysis facilities in two southeastern states. A score was calculated for the amount of social support a patient reported giving and receiving from spouse, family, friends, nurses, physicians, staff, and fellow patients. Patients were monitored for 12 months after enrollment into the cohort: 43 (17.6… CONTINUE READING

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