Family Support, Social and Demographic Correlations of Non-Adherence among Haemodialysis Patients
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 60-65
Received: Dec. 21, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014; Published: Jan. 23, 2015
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Alikari Victoria, Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Fradelos Evangelos, State Mental Hospital of Attica “Daphne”,Athens, Greece
Zyga Sofia, Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
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Non-adherence to treatment is an increasing problem for patients with end stage renal disease under haemodialysis.Aim: This study aimed to review the basic literature mentioned to the correlation between haemodialysis patient demographic characteristics and non-adherence to their treatment regimen.Method: Studies written in English published in 2002-2013 were identified through PubMed, PubMed Central, Dove press, Scopus. Clinical trials and review articles were excluded. Key- words used for search included a combination of adherence / non-adherence and haemodialysis in titles. Results: According to the literature, patient demographic characteristics are important factors for patient adherence to treatment regimen. Generally, factors associated with increased level of non-adherence to haemodialysis treatment regimen included young age, sex, race and educational level. Conclusions: Early identification of risk factors, inclusion of patients in the health care team and participation in clinical decision making, can lead to behavior adherence.
HaemodialysisPatient, Non-Adherence, Demographic Characteristics, Factors
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Alikari Victoria, Fradelos Evangelos, Zyga Sofia, Family Support, Social and Demographic Correlations of Non-Adherence among Haemodialysis Patients, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Mental Health Care: Aspects, Challenges and Perspectives. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 60-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2015040201.21
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