Thirst, Interdialytic Weight Gain, and Thirst Interactions in Hemodialysis Patients: A Literature Review

Thirst, Interdialytic Weight Gain, and Thirst Interactions in Hemodialysis Patients: A Literature Review

Identification: nnj_nd01A1
Issue: November-December 2001
Volume: Vol. 28, No. 6

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Goal: To summarize the findings in the literat u re concerning thirst, interdialytic weight gain and thrist-interventions in hemodialysis patients.

Objectives:

  1. Identify why thirst is a difficult concept to measure and study.
  2. Describe the relationship between thirst and interdialytic weight gain in hemodialysis patients.
  3. Discuss the three interventions presented to treat thirst in the hemodialysis population.


Note: Article submitted December 2000 and accepted June 2001.

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