Design and protocol for the Dialysis Optimal Health Program (DOHP) randomised controlled trial
Simon R Knowles, Chantal F Ski, Robyn Langham, Emmet O'Flaherty, David R Thompson, Susan L Rossell, Gaye Moore, Ya-seng Arthur Hsueh, David J Castle
TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are serious and growing health problems with enormous impact on psychological and social functioning. Despite high rates of comorbid depression and anxiety in these patient populations, and the adverse impact these have upon treatment adherence, quality of life, social connectedness and healthcare costs there has been little attention focused on the prevention or management of these problems. Thus, our aim was to evaluate the Dialysis Optimal Health Program (DOHP) that adopts a person-centred approach and engages collaborative therapy to educate and support those diagnosed with ESKD who are commencing dialysis. METH..View full abstract
This work was supported through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program. This funding source had no role in the design of this study and nor will have it have any role in the conduct of the research, analysis and interpretation or dissemination of findings.