Noncompliance with Medical Regimen in Haemodialysis Treatment: A Case Study

  • Theofilou P
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Abstract

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.

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Theofilou, P. (2011). Noncompliance with Medical Regimen in Haemodialysis Treatment: A Case Study. Case Reports in Nephrology, 2011, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/476038

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