Thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain: how do they relate?

  title={Thirst distress and interdialytic weight gain: how do they relate?},
  author={Sheena Jacob and Heather Locking-Cusolito},
  journal={CANNT journal = Journal ACITN},
  volume={14 3},
Thirst is a frequent and stressful symptom experienced by hemodialysis patients. Several studies have noted a positive relationship between thirst and interdialytic weight gain (IDWG). These factors prompted us to consider ways that we could intervene to reduce thirst and IDWG through an educative, supportive nursing intervention. This paper presents the results of a pilot research project, the purpose of which was to: examine the relationship between thirst distress (the negative symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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