Emily Duncanson, Richard K Le Leu, Anna Chur-Hansen, Tahlia Masotti, Kathryn L Collins, Anne L J Burke, Luke P Macauley, Stephen McDonald, Shilpanjali Jesudason
BACKGROUND: A key skill of nephrology nursing is cannulation of patients receiving haemodialysis. Traumatic and unsuccessful cannulation experiences, particularly in the initial weeks of haemodialysis, may contribute to the onset of needle distress for patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify the key knowledge, skills and attitudes of nephrology nurses working with haemodialysis patients and the competencies relevant to nephrology nursing working with patients with needle-related distress...
November 17, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Christina E Frandsen, Hans Dieperink, Bettina Trettin, Hanne Agerskov
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease and their family members experience a number of lifestyle changes caused by the illness. The value of advance care planning includes understanding health status and options for future care, communication between close family members, and identification of wishes and preferences for care and treatment in relation to family and everyday life. OBJECTIVE: Explore how patients with chronic kidney disease and their families experience everyday life and how they experience having to make choices about treatment...
October 4, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Jette Marcussen, Rikke Madsen, Ann Bonner, Hanne Agerskov
BACKGROUND: The experience of loss and grief in patients' lives with life-long treatment in haemodialysis, and in their families' lives is a major cause of mental health problems. In practice, nurses often describe a lack of time and limited knowledge of how to provide nursing care in situations of loss and grief, thus finding out from nurses' perspectives of what competencies they need to provide care would be useful for the development of nursing practice. OBJECTIVES: To develop knowledge in a nursing perspective of competencies to provide care for patients and their families, who experience grief linked to loss due to kidney failure, haemodialysis and/or death...
September 17, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Emma Caton, Shivani Sharma, Enric Vilar, Ken Farrington
BACKGROUND: Dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment for patients with advanced kidney failure, but it is extremely burdensome. Despite this, there are very few tools available to assess treatment burden within the dialysis population. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a scoping review of generic and disease-specific measures of treatment burden in chronic kidney disease, and assess their suitability for use within the dialysis population. DESIGN: We searched CINAHL, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library for kidney disease-specific measures of treatment burden...
September 12, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
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December 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Sintra Eyre, Jenny Stenberg, Ola Wallengren, David Keane, Carla M Avesani, Ingvar Bosaeus, Naomi Clyne, Olof Heimbürger, Ainhoa Indurain, Ann-Cathrine Johansson, Bengt Lindholm, Fernando Seoane, Mia Trondsen
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September 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Harith Eranga Yapa, Shirley Chambers, Louise Purtell, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: Living with chronic kidney disease is stressful as the disease and its treatments impact on everyday physical, psychological, and social activities. As this disease has a long trajectory, it is important to understand everyday life experiences of those at different points along this trajectory. OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of chronic kidney disease and its treatment on everyday life. DESIGN: Descriptive qualitative design PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five adults with chronic kidney disease across various grades were purposively recruited...
August 13, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
David McIntyre, Amanda McGuire, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: Nurse-sensitive indicators (NSI) assess the quality of nursing care provided to patients. These indicators assess the structures (supportive measures), processes (nursing actions) and outcomes of care. The McIntyre Audit Tool (MAT) was developed to measure haemodialysis NSIs. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and utility of the MAT in measuring haemodialysis NSIs in clinical practice. DESIGN: Multisite nonrandomized feasibility study...
July 26, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Ginger Chu, Carla Silva, Kelly Adams, Bobby Chacko, John Attia, Nicole Nathan, Rhonda Wilson
BACKGROUND: Technology, such as telehealth, is increasingly used to support home dialysis patients. The challenges patients and carers face when home dialysis nursing visits are provided via telehealth have yet to be explored. OBJECTIVES: To explore patients' and carers' perspectives as they transition to telehealth-assisted home visits and identify the factors influencing their engagement in this modality. DESIGN: A mixed-methods approach, guideed by the behaviour change wheel using the capability, opportunity, motivation-behaviour model to explore individual's perceptions of telehealth...
July 12, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Louise Birk Suder, Per Ivarsen, Lisbeth Førrishdahl, Mette R Christensen, Lise Streubel-Kristensen, Anni Sørensen, Jeanette Finderup
BACKGROUND: Individual dietary recommendations change as loss of kidney function progresses. Adopting these recommendations in everyday life poses major challenges for patients. Individualising dietary counselling is crucial to easy accessibility. AIM: To investigate patients' needs with regard to a dietary app for patients with chronic kidney disease, patients', and health professionals' immediate responses to such a dietary app and suggestions for improvement and further development of a prototype...
June 19, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
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June 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Anita van Eck van der Sluijs, Sanne Vonk, Anna A Bonenkamp, Karen Prantl, Aase T Riemann, Brigit C van Jaarsveld, Alferso C Abrahams
BACKGROUND: It is unknown how often Dutch patient decision aids are used during kidney failure treatment modality education and what their impact is on shared decision-making. OBJECTIVES: We determined the use of Three Good Questions, 'Overviews of options', and Dutch Kidney Guide by kidney healthcare professionals. Also, we determined patient-experienced shared decision-making. Finally, we determined whether the experience of shared decision-making among patients changed after a training workshop for healthcare professionals...
May 22, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Mette Marie Gad, Maiken Kildahl Rasmussen, Henriette Braüner Ladefoged, Lotte Løntoft Mathiesen, Jeanette Finderup
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection is the most common infection among people with a kidney transplant and increases the risk of graft rejection. Women have a higher risk. A literature search did not identify any description of the phenomenon of urinary tract infection experienced by women with a kidney transplant. OBJECTIVE: To examine how women with a kidney transplant experienced the phenomenon of a urinary tract infection. DESIGN: A qualitative study with a phenomenological approach...
April 19, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Noeleen C Berkhout-Byrne, Carlijn G N Voorend, Yvette Meuleman, Simon P Mooijaart, Anja B Reinders, Willem Jan W Bos, Marjolijn Van Buren
BACKGROUND: Dialysis might not benefit all older patients with kidney failure, particularly those with multimorbid conditions and frailty. Patients' and healthcare professionals' awareness of the presence of geriatric impairments could improve outcomes by tailoring treatment plans and decisions for individual patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals on nephrology-tailored geriatric assessment to fuel decision-making for treatment choices in older patients with kidney failure...
April 8, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Hemamali M H Jagodage, Amanda McGuire, Charrlotte Seib, Ann Bonner
BACKGROUND: Education is an essential component in optimising chronic disease self-management. Teach-back is a robust approach in patient education, which is suitable for varying health literacy although its effectiveness in chronic kidney disease patient education is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of teach-back method in health education for improving self-management and adherence to treatment regimens in chronic kidney disease. DESIGN: Systematic review...
April 3, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Hanne Agerskov, Helle C Thiesson, Helen Schultz, Birthe D Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Paediatric kidney transplantation is often the best choice of treatment for kidney failure with replacement therapy and represents an important change in the child's well-being. There are, however, still a number of challenges in addition to the parental role. The magnitude of intensive parental caregiving and support required by children with a kidney transplant could be disruptive to family relationships and dynamics. OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of family relationships and dynamics among parents of a child with a kidney transplant...
March 22, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Jessica Baillie, Paul Gill, Molly Courtenay
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is the main treatment-related complication of peritoneal dialysis and a primary concern for patients and their relatives. Therefore, understanding their perceptions of peritonitis is important. OBJECTIVES: To explore patients' and relatives' perceptions of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis risk, prevention measures and experiences of diagnosis, and experience of perceived stigma. DESIGN: A sequential mixed methods study design was used, including a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews...
March 22, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
Guillermo Pedreira-Robles, Paloma Garcimartín, Sonia Sevilla-Guerra, Anna Bach-Pascual, Marta García-Martínez, Victoria Morín-Fraile
OBJECTIVES: To explore the presence of specialist outpatient nursing activity in care for kidney transplant recipients in Spain and to determine the level of competence development of this activity according to the Advanced Practice Nurse model. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: All outpatient nurses specialising in renal transplantation in the 39 transplant hospitals in Spain were included. To fulfil the study objectives, an ad hoc questionnaire and the 'Advanced Practice Nurse Role Definition Instrument (IDREPA)' were administered to assess the nurses' level of competence development...
March 12, 2023: Journal of Renal Care
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