Why did I start dialysis? A qualitative study on views and expectations from an elderly cohort of patients with end-stage renal failure starting haemodialysis in the United Kingdom

@article{Stringer2011WhyDI,
  title={Why did I start dialysis? A qualitative study on views and expectations from an elderly cohort of patients with end-stage renal failure starting haemodialysis in the United Kingdom},
  author={Stephanie Stringer and Jyoti Baharani},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={295-300}
}
It is now common for elderly patients with end-stage kidney disease to be offered treatment by dialysis. However, what these patients expect from dialysis is not known. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to elucidate the expectations of elderly patients starting dialysis and to investigate whether their views change after 6 months on this treatment. This was a prospective observational qualitative study of patients commencing haemodialysis in our centre from 2006 to 2007. Data were… CONTINUE READING