Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2012.658819
Title: Starting on haemodialysis: A qualitative study to explore the experience and needs of incident patients
Authors: Lai, A.Y.
Loh, A.P.P.
Mooppil, N.
Krishnan, D.S.P.
Griva, K. 
Keywords: adjustment
ESRD
haemodialysis
incident
psychosocial
qualitative
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Citation: Lai, A.Y., Loh, A.P.P., Mooppil, N., Krishnan, D.S.P., Griva, K. (2012-12-01). Starting on haemodialysis: A qualitative study to explore the experience and needs of incident patients. Psychology, Health and Medicine 17 (6) : 674-684. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2012.658819
Abstract: Dialysis can be very stressful with the initial months onto treatment being highly critical in terms of both adaptation and mortality. This qualitative study aimed to explore the lived experiences of incident haemodialysis patients in Singapore. Topics related to the end-stage renal disease diagnosis and haemodialysis treatment were raised with 13 incident haemodialysis patients in the form of semi-structured interviews, and interpretative phenomenological analysis was undertaken as the framework for data analysis. Emotional distress, treatment-related concerns and social support emerged as main issues following a critical review of themes. Our study revealed that incident haemodialysis patients have emotional and informational needs, highlighting the importance of intervention programmes in particular to this patient group to promote better psychosocial adjustment to the disease and its treatment. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Psychology, Health and Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49859
ISSN: 13548506
DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2012.658819
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