Note: Article submitted September 2000; accepted April 2001. Supported by an unrestricted Amgen Clinical Grant. Conducted under the auspices of the Life Options Rehabilitation Program.
Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank members of the Life Options Rehabilitation Advisory Council (LORAC) for their insights, support, and encouragement. Thanks also to Kristi Beard for her commitment and dedication. Most especially, we want to thank the 18 long-term dialysis patients who gave so freely of themselves-without their generosity of spirit, this study would not have been possible.