Information topics important to chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review

J Ren Care. 2008 Mar;34(1):19-27. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2008.00006.x.


It is essential to identify the information topics that are important to chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to provide 'appropriate' information that will improve their knowledge, promote independence and encourage them to self-manage their illness. This paper, through a systematic review, explores the existing body of evidence on the information needs of CKD patients to identify information topic areas important to these patients and highlight factors that influence a patient's information needs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Body Image
  • Curriculum
  • Disease Management
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Information Services / organization & administration*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / psychology*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Life Style
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Prognosis
  • Program Development
  • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Self Care
  • Self-Help Groups