Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Individualized Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program
Department or School/College
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Teresa Sobieszczyk, Jean T. Carter, Annie Sondag, J. D. A. Lakatua
adherence, hemodialysis, quality of life
University of Montana
With the ever increasing ability of medical technology to prolong life, quality of life is an increasingly legitimate medical outcome. This is an ethnographic study on the perceived quality of life of hemodialysis dependent end stage renal disease patients. The study used participant observations and in-depth patient interviews to elicit the perspective of hemodialysis dependent end stage renal disease patients. Findings addressed the utility of dialysis for patients of, patient values leading to renal replacement therapy, and issues that might make patients perceive treatment as futile.
Schaumberg, Cindy, "Subjective Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 929.
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