Differences in perceptions by stage of fluid adherence

Janet L. Welch, Susan M. Perkins, Jovier D. Evans, Sarita Bajpai

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine in a group of hemodialysis patients whether perceptions of barriers to and benefits of adherence to fluid limitations, perceived seriousness of and susceptibility to the consequences of nonadherence, self-efficacy, and thirst differed by stage of fluid adherence. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive design. Setting: There were 147 participants from rural, suburban, and urban outpatient hemodialysis units. Results: Significant differences were found in perceived benefits, barriers, seriousness, susceptibility, and thirst intensity by stage of fluid adherence. There were no significant differences in self-efficacy by stage of fluid adherence. Conclusion: Stage of fluid adherence may be important to consider when designing interventions to reduce fluid intake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-281
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Renal Nutrition
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nephrology

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