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Burdensome Transitions of Care for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease and Their Caregivers

BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) experience frequent readmissions; however, studies focused on patients’ and caregivers’ perceptions of their transitional care experiences to identify root causes of burdensome transitions of care are lacking. AIM: To explore the transitional care experiences of patients with ESLD and their caregivers in order to identify their supportive care needs. METHODS: We conducted interviews with 15

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Improving clinical skills to support the emotional and psychological well-being of patients with end-stage renal disease: a qualitative evaluation of two interventions

BACKGROUND: Many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) need and want improved emotional and psychological support. Explicit attention to patients’ emotional issues during consultations can help, yet renal consultants rarely address emotional problems. This qualitative study aimed to evaluate whether two different low-cost interventions could individually enable consultants to talk with patients about their emotional

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One-Year Linear Trajectories of Symptoms, Physical Functioning, Cognitive Functioning, Emotional Well-being, and Spiritual Well-being Among Patients Receiving Dialysis

BACKGROUND: This study evaluated 1-year linear trajectories of patient-reported dimensions of quality of life among patients receiving dialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 227 patients recruited from 12 dialysis centers. FACTORS: Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. MEASUREMENTS/OUTCOMES: Participants completed an hour-long interview monthly for 12

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