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Reasons for kidney transplant refusal among patients receiving peritoneal dialysis: A qualitative study

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(UNSPECIFIED) Reasons for kidney transplant refusal among patients receiving peritoneal dialysis: A qualitative study. Peritoneal Dialysis International. p. 7. ISSN 0896-8608

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Abstract

Background: Even though kidney transplantation has better outcomes compared to dialysis therapies, some patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) refuse to consider kidney transplantation. Identification of the underlying reason for patient refusal may improve patients' acceptance of kidney transplantation. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the reasons given by Iranian PD patients for refusing kidney transplantation. Method: Eighteen patients undergoing PD participated. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and were analysed using conventional qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis leads to the emergence of two categories and six subcategories: negative outcomes of kidney transplantation (financial burden, psychosocial problems and physical complications) and doubtful factors for kidney transplantation (negative attitudes towards kidney transplantation, long waiting time for kidney transplantation and compatibility of PD with daily life). The financial burden and long waiting time for kidney transplantation were the most important factors in the reluctance of kidney transplantation by PD patients. Implication for practice: Patients undergoing PD declined kidney transplantation for several reasons, such as financial burden, fear of post-transplantation side effects, long waiting time for kidney transplantation. Reducing the time of kidney transplantation and insurance coverage of transplant costs can change the attitude of PD patients towards transplant.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Biabani, F.UNSPECIFIED
Rahmani, A.UNSPECIFIED
MahmudiRad, G.UNSPECIFIED
Hassankhani, H.UNSPECIFIED
Azadi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Barriers kidney transplantation peritoneal dialysis qualitative study hemodialysis-patients barriers life experiences depression adults Urology & Nephrology
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Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Peritoneal Dialysis International
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/08968608221146865
ISSN: 0896-8608
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/4218

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