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Is replacement modality choice knowledge important in the non-renal multidisciplinary team? Experience from a single UK centre.

Abdelaal, Fatima and Ali, Hatem and Baharani, Jyoti (2017) Is replacement modality choice knowledge important in the non-renal multidisciplinary team? Experience from a single UK centre. Clinical medicine (London, England), 17 (3). pp. 198-203. ISSN 1473-4893. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.

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Abstract

Dialysis remains the mainstay treatment for patients with end stage renal disease. In the UK, there has been a significant decline in home dialysis despite its benefits and cost effectiveness. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often known to other specialties who they may continue to consult when approaching dialysis. We wished to assess the knowledge of the non-renal multidisciplinary team (MDT) regarding home dialysis and establish whether further education was warranted. This was assessed using an online survey sent to specialties likely to deal with CKD patients. In total, 364 questionnaires were sent out with a 26.4% response rate. According to the survey responses, 81.5% of non-renal MDTs lack confidence in discussing home dialysis options with patients and 74.55% feel that they need further education about home dialysis. Targeted education may increase home dialysis uptake by multimorbid CKD patients who have a consistent message delivered by all relevant healthcare teams about the benefits of home dialysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.
Subjects: WJ Urogenital system. Urology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Renal
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 13:48
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1442

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