Investigation of the Level of Kidney Disease Understanding among Incidental Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150499
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Presentation
Title:
Investigation of the Level of Kidney Disease Understanding among Incidental Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Taiwan
Abstract:
Investigation of the Level of Kidney Disease Understanding among Incidental Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Chen, Sue-Hsien, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelug, Taiwan, R.O.C
Title:Nursing Chief and Nursing Instructor
Co-Authors:Yun-Fang Tsai, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. CKD usually progresses without obvious symptoms, and early medical intervention, is helpful in preventing the progression of CKD. A solid understanding of the disease is a key factor in fulfilling a full life and implementing a proper drug regimen. We investigated the current status of disease understanding among CKD patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study used a structured questionnaire. All subjects were recruited from a community hospital. Because of a need for nephrologist referral, criteria for inclusion were set to include only subjects whom nephrologist had rated at a CKD stage between 2 and 5. The questionnaire targeted respondents' understanding of CKD, and included physical activity, smoking status, and dietary habits. Results: The study surveyed 55 incidental patients with CKD. Nearly half of the patients had CKD symptoms. Symptom degree correlated positively with degree of daily life disturbance (p<0.05). Only eight patients restricted salt in their diet. Those patients who had previously obtained information of CKD had better scores on CKD knowledge compared to those who did not (t=5.68, p<.01). Twenty-four patients thought that CKD was not a significant illness due to the subtleness of symptoms. Ironically, thirty-nine patients thought that the disease would be life threatening if not properly brought under control. Most patients expressed an intention to ignore or deny disease progress. Conclusion: Disease understanding among incidental CKD patients in Taiwan is far from satisfactory. Such suggests a through educational program may be necessary for this group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInvestigation of the Level of Kidney Disease Understanding among Incidental Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150499-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Investigation of the Level of Kidney Disease Understanding among Incidental Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Sue-Hsien, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelug, Taiwan, R.O.C</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Chief and Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">a66998@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yun-Fang Tsai, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. CKD usually progresses without obvious symptoms, and early medical intervention, is helpful in preventing the progression of CKD. A solid understanding of the disease is a key factor in fulfilling a full life and implementing a proper drug regimen. We investigated the current status of disease understanding among CKD patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study used a structured questionnaire. All subjects were recruited from a community hospital. Because of a need for nephrologist referral, criteria for inclusion were set to include only subjects whom nephrologist had rated at a CKD stage between 2 and 5. The questionnaire targeted respondents' understanding of CKD, and included physical activity, smoking status, and dietary habits. Results: The study surveyed 55 incidental patients with CKD. Nearly half of the patients had CKD symptoms. Symptom degree correlated positively with degree of daily life disturbance (p&lt;0.05). Only eight patients restricted salt in their diet. Those patients who had previously obtained information of CKD had better scores on CKD knowledge compared to those who did not (t=5.68, p&lt;.01). Twenty-four patients thought that CKD was not a significant illness due to the subtleness of symptoms. Ironically, thirty-nine patients thought that the disease would be life threatening if not properly brought under control. Most patients expressed an intention to ignore or deny disease progress. Conclusion: Disease understanding among incidental CKD patients in Taiwan is far from satisfactory. Such suggests a through educational program may be necessary for this group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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