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Changes in patient activation in people starting dialysis: A prospective longitudinal, observational study

Hemodialysis International | April 19, 2022

Changes in patient activation in people starting dialysis: A prospective longitudinal, observational study

Authors: Wael F. Hussein, Paul Bennett, Anna Carrasco, Sumi Sun, Marc Reiterman, Emily Watson, Brigitte Schiller


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Background:

Increased patient activation is associated with improved health outcomes; however, little is known about patient activation in people with end-stage kidney disease at the start of their dialysis journey. This study aimed to measure activation status changes over the first 4 months of dialysis.