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Title: The impact of a nurse-led clinic on self-care ability, disease-specific knowledge, and home dialysis modality
Authors: Pagels, Agneta A
Wang, Marie
Wengstrom, Yvonne
Contact Email: yvonne.wengstrom@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: Anthony J. Jannetti Inc. / American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)
Citation: Pagels AA, Wang M & Wengstrom Y (2008) The impact of a nurse-led clinic on self- care ability, disease-specific knowledge, and home dialysis modality, Nephrology Nursing Journal, 35 (3), pp. 242-248.
Abstract: A nurse-led clinic focusing on education and self-care for patients with advanced renal failure was introduced in a renal outpatient clinic in Sweden. The purpose was to enhance patients’ disease-related knowledge, involvement, and self-care ability. This article reports the results of a study comparing patient outcomes with the nurse-led clinic to the previous model of care. The hypothesis was that the nurse-led clinic would increase medical control and self-care outcomes. The participants in the nurse-led clinic chose and started dialysis in a self-care alternative and also had a functioning, permanent dialysis access to a greater extent than the patients in the comparison group. Those choosing home- hemodialysis rated their self-care ability higher. The participants rated self- care and effects of treatment options on famil
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1075
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Affiliation: Karolinska University Hospital
Karolinska University Hospital
Cancer Care Research Centre

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