Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Adherence to Dialysis Treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease

Adherence to Dialysis Treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease

Adherence to dialysis treatment of end-stage renal disease
Jamie A.Cvengros
Alan J.Christensen

More than 300,000 Americans are currently receiving dialysis for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). For the majority of these patients, ESRD is the result of complications from another chronic disease, most commonly diabetes or hypertension. These patients must undergo life-sustaining renal replacement therapy to compensate for their own kidneys' inability to adequately filter the blood of excess fluid and toxins. The available renal replacement options include hemodialysis (the most common treatment), peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation. Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis require active participation on the part of the patient through adherence to the behavioral demands of the treatment and in some cases through direct involvement in ...

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