The Experiences of Awareness in Patients with Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303854
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experiences of Awareness in Patients with Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease
Author(s):
Lin, Chiu-Chu; Sun, Jia-Hui; Tsai, Fu-Mian
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chiu-Chu Lin, PhD, chiuchu@kmu.edu.tw; Jia-Hui Sun, BS; Fu-Mian Tsai, RN, MS;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and avoiding early entry into the dialysis stage are urgent issues. However, limited information is known about how patients with early stage CKD become aware of their disease from their points of view. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of awareness among Taiwanese patients with early stage CKD. 

Methods: A purposive sampling was used to recruit patients diagnosed with early-stage CKD from the diabetes and nephrology departments of three hospital in Taiwan. Using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method, 15 patients provided in-depth, audiotaped interviews that were then transcribed and analyzed.

Results: The results from analysis of the transcripts revealed three categories and seven themes. The first category, Self-interpreting the disease, included three themes: easy to neglect the occurrence of asymptomatic CKD, treating a weak or failing kidney as not kidney disease, and searching evidences for confirmation. The second category, Need for disease-specific information, included two themes: need for treatment and self-care information, and need for disease progression information. The third category, Adapting to the disease, included two themes: try alternative treatments and managing comorbidities

Conclusion: The findings provide understanding of early-stage CKD patients who need guidance and information from health professionals to increase their own awareness of their disease and to facilitate their self-management behavior.

Keywords:
early stage CKD; awareness; qualitative research
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experiences of Awareness in Patients with Early Stage Chronic Kidney Diseaseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chiu-Chuen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSun, Jia-Huien_GB
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Fu-Mianen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsChiu-Chu Lin, PhD, chiuchu@kmu.edu.tw; Jia-Hui Sun, BS; Fu-Mian Tsai, RN, MS;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303854-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and avoiding early entry into the dialysis stage are urgent issues. However, limited information is known about how patients with early stage CKD become aware of their disease from their points of view. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of awareness among Taiwanese patients with early stage CKD.  <p><b>Methods: </b><span lang="EN-US">A purposive sampling was used to recruit patients diagnosed with early-stage CKD from the diabetes and nephrology departments of three hospital in Taiwan. </span><span lang="EN-US">Using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method, 15 patients provided in-depth, audiotaped interviews that were then transcribed and analyzed.</span><p><b>Results: </b>The results from analysis of the transcripts revealed three categories and seven themes. The first category, <i>Self-interpreting the disease</i>, included three themes:<i> easy</i><i> to neglect the occurrence of asymptomatic CKD, treating a weak or failing kidney as not kidney disease, and searching evidences for confirmation. </i>The second category,<i> N</i><i>eed for disease-specific information</i>, included two themes: <i>need for t</i><i>reatment and self-care information, </i>and <i>need for disease progression information.</i> The third category, <i>Adapting to the disease</i>, included two themes:<i> try alternative treatments </i>and<i> m</i><i>anaging comorbidities</i>.  <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The findings provide understanding of early-stage CKD patients who need guidance and information from health professionals to increase their own awareness of their disease and to facilitate their self-management behavior.en_GB
dc.subjectearly stage CKDen_GB
dc.subjectawarenessen_GB
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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