Assessing Perceived Versus Actual Knowledge and Quality of Life in Pre-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2013 by National University, Singapore
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01509716
First received: January 6, 2012
Last updated: August 19, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

January 6, 2012
August 19, 2013
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Assessing Perceived Versus Actual Knowledge and Quality of Life in Pre-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients
Assessing Perceived Versus Actual Knowledge and Quality of Life in Pre-Dialysis CKD Patients

Aims: The investigators' primary objective is to assess both perceived and actual disease knowledge in local pre-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. The investigators hypothesize that actual disease knowledge is poorer than perceived. As the secondary objectives, the investigators will also assess the HRQoL and examine the association between level of knowledge and HRQoL in pre-dialysis CKD patients. The investigators hypothesize that HRQoL of pre-dialysis CKD patients is poorer than that of the general population while pre-dialysis CKD patients with greater disease knowledge have a better HRQoL than those with poorer knowledge.

Methodology: A survey was developed to assess both perceived and actual knowledge on five aspects - general knowledge, nephrotoxic medications, diet restrictions, symptoms of CKD and its complications and renal replacement therapy (RRT) options. For the assessment of HRQoL, the following questionnaires will be used - Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form (KDQOL-SF) version 1.3, EuroQoL 5 Dimensions (EQ-5D), Family Functioning Measure (FFM), and Oslo-3 Social Support Scale (OSS-3). All study questionnaires will be provided in 3 main languages - English, Chinese and Malay. A standardized data collection form was developed to retrospectively collect demographic and clinical information from the patients' electronic medical records and patient charts. Descriptive statistics will be used to report all results.

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Observational
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Predialysis patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease patients seen in outpatient renal clinic in National University Hospital, Singapore

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
400
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients at least 21 years of age,
  • able to read English, Chinese or Malay,
  • have stage 3 to 5 CKD as identified from their medical records, but are not receiving dialysis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who do not consent,
  • have already been started on dialysis,
  • are cognitively impaired as assessed by the recruiter or unable to fill up questionnaires on their own.
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18 Years and older
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Contact: Priscilla P How, Pharm.D. (65) 6516 4906 priscillahow@nus.edu.sg
Singapore
 
NCT01509716
DSRB Domain E/2011/02008
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Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore
National University, Singapore
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National University, Singapore
August 2013

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