Cognitive Function and Adherence of Older Adults Undergoing Hemodialysis

Cognitive Function and Adherence of Older Adults Undergoing Hemodialysis

Identification: nnj_jf08A2
Issue: January-February 2008
Volume: Vol. 35, No. 1

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Goal: To describe a study on the cognitive function and adherence to treatment plans by older patients on hemodialysis.

Objectives:

  1. Describe a study done to determine concerns with adherence in older persons on hemodialysis.
  2. Identify cognitive markers that alert to potential problems of adherence in older patients on hemodialysis.
  3. Summarize a study on cognitive function and adherence in older patients on hemodialysis.


Acknowledgment: The author would like to express gratitude to Davita, Inc. for giving permission to conduct research in the various dialysis centers.

Note: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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