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Facilitating dietary change in renal disease: investigating patients' perspectives.

Hollingdale, R, Sutton, D and Hart, K (2008) Facilitating dietary change in renal disease: investigating patients' perspectives. J Ren Care, 34 (3). pp. 136-142.

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BACKGROUND: Renal diets are arguably the most restrictive for any patient group, and many of the restrictions contradict current recommendations for healthy eating. OBJECTIVES. This study aims to explore the knowledge and beliefs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients about the role of diet in their disease presentation and management. METHODS: Focus groups (FG) with nephrology and dialysis patients informed the development of a questionnaire. Patient experiences and knowledge of diet-disease links and their education needs were explored. RESULTS: Renal diets were not always perceived as compatible with other dietary advice, and often difficult to integrate with family and social occasions. Eighty percent respondents said they would like to receive dietary advice as soon as they know they have renal damage. Renal dietitians were identified as the most reliable and trustworthy source of dietary information, followed by renal specialist doctors. CONCLUSION: Early dietetic intervention would be welcomed by patients, with group work and 'expert patient' assistance offering one means of delivering this service in a patient-centred way.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Hollingdale, R
Sutton, D
Date : September 2008
DOI : 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2008.00034.x
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adaptation, Psychological, Aged, Cost of Illness, Diet, Protein-Restricted, Dietetics, Emotions, Female, Focus Groups, Food Habits, Frustration, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Kidney Failure, Chronic, Male, Middle Aged, Needs Assessment, Nursing Methodology Research, Nutrition Policy, Nutritional Requirements, Nutritional Status, Patient Compliance, Patient Education as Topic, Qualitative Research, Surveys and Questionnaires
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Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:06
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 16:02

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