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Treatment compliance in end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3548352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews the current knowledge concerning treatment compliance in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Adult hemodialysis patient noncompliance with the treatment regimen is very common. Objective and subjective measures of compliance, however, are often weakly correlated. In addition, the patients may be compliant with some aspects of the treatment regimen, but noncompliant with others. Unfortunately, no current model of predicting the degree of hemodialysis patient compliance is very accurate. In spite of this, behavioral approaches to increase regimen compliance do have at least short-term efficacy. There is a paucity of published data on compliance in adult peritoneal dialysis patients and an almost complete absence of systematic studies of compliance in children and adolescent dialysis patients. A multidimensional nosology of compliance behavior in ESRD patients is, therefore, proposed, as well as an approach to the diagnosis of noncompliance in ESRD patients and to possible interventions.
D L Wolcott; C A Maida; R Diamond; A R Nissenson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of nephrology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0250-8095     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-02     Completed Date:  1987-04-02     Revised Date:  2007-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109361     Medline TA:  Am J Nephrol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Kidney Failure, Chronic / psychology,  therapy*
Patient Compliance*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory
Renal Dialysis*

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