Adherence to the Dialysis Prescription: Partnering with Patients for Improved Outcomes

White, Breiterman Randee
July 2004
Nephrology Nursing Journal;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p432
Academic Journal
Nonadherence is common in the U.S. dialysis population. No single strategy has been definitely proven to yield universal and/or lasting improvements in adherence. However, using a patient-centered approach, including the removal of barriers to adherence, ongoing education, and cognitive behavioral strategies, may generate increased opportunities for patients and the nephrology staff to improve both adherence and outcomes.


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