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Patient activation refers to patients' willingness and ability to make independent actions to manage their health and care and requires knowledge, skill and confidence. This study aims to explore activation levels of incident dialysis patients at start of dialysis and after 3 months of dialysis.
Condition or disease
Renal DialysisKidney Failure, Chronic
Other: No intervention
Patient activation refers to patients' willingness and ability to make independent actions to manage their health and care and requires knowledge, skill and confidence. This study aims to explore activation levels, using the 13 item PAM-13 survey, of incident dialysis patients at start of dialysis and after 3 months of dialysis.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Incident dialysis patients commencing at Satellite Healthcare
-Incident dialysis patients commencing at Satellite Healthcare during study recruitment dates
Age < 18 years
Started dialysis more than 3 weeks prior to identification
Transitioning to dialysis at a participating center from a non-participating center, when that patient has been on dialysis for more than 3 weeks at any center.
Transitioning to dialysis after kidney transplant failure
Inability to participate because of cognitive impairment or active psychological condition