Noncompliance with Medical Regimen in Haemodialysis Treatment: A Case Study

  • Theofilou P
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Patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment have a high burden of disease (particularly cardiovascular comorbidities) affecting their quality of life and dramatically shortening life expectancy. Effective chronic kidney disease (CKD) control requires regular preventive medication and a response to that medication. Poor receptiveness to CKD medication can be related to individual variability in the dose needed to achieve a response, as well as to low-adherent behaviour in relation to the CKD medication regimen. Some patients, though not many, according to studies' findings, abuse the medical regimen as a result of suicidal tendencies. The present case gave us the opportunity to consider the causes and clinical findings and review the specific psychological interventions for patients with CKD.




Theofilou, P. (2011). Noncompliance with Medical Regimen in Haemodialysis Treatment: A Case Study. Case Reports in Nephrology, 2011, 1–4.

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