Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2012.703670
Title: Managing treatment for end-stage renal disease - A qualitative study exploring cultural perspectives on facilitators and barriers to treatment adherence
Authors: Griva, K. 
Ng, H.J. 
Loei, J.
Mooppil, N.
McBain, H.
Newman, S.P.
Keywords: adherence
barriers
facilitators
hemodialysis
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Griva, K.,Ng, H.J.,Loei, J.,Mooppil, N.,McBain, H.,Newman, S.P. (2013-01). Managing treatment for end-stage renal disease - A qualitative study exploring cultural perspectives on facilitators and barriers to treatment adherence. Psychology and Health 28 (1) : 13-29. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2012.703670
Abstract: Although adherence to hemodialysis (HD) regimes is important to maximise good clinical outcomes, it remains suboptimal and not well understood, particularly for those in non-Western settings and patients from Asian cultures. This qualitative study sought to explore cultural perspectives on facilitators and barriers to treatment adherence in HD patients. A descriptive exploratory design was used for the study, incorporating individual semi-structured interviews (n = 17) and three focus groups (n = 20). Each interview/focus group was audio-taped and transcribed verbatim, and coding was conducted by two coders using an iterative process. Study participants identified personal and social/contextual factors as major barriers or facilitators of treatment adherence. Barriers include time consumption, forgetfulness, concerns about safety, poor knowledge/understanding, poor communication and lack of control/social pressure. Participants also identified facilitators, both internal (self-initiated) and external (initiated by family, health care professional and peers) to ensure treatment adherence. These included support from family members and social obligation towards others, risk perception, establishment of routines and peer support. Internal and external factors can hinder or facilitate adherence to diet, fluid and medications in the context of dialysis. Several of these barriers/facilitators can be effectively addressed in the context of interventions and psycho-educational programmes. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Psychology and Health
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49850
ISSN: 08870446
DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2012.703670
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