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“Patient satisfaction with nurse-led chronic kidney disease clinics: a multi-centre evaluation.”

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Authors: Sonya Coleman, Kathryn Havas, Susanne Ersham, Cassandra Stone, Berndatte Taylor, Anne Graham, Lorraine Bublitz, Louise Purtell, Ann Bonner 2017 Journal_of_Renal_Care_Pt Satisfaction nurse led CKD clinic Background: There is growing international evidence that nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics provide a comprehensive approach to achieving clinical targets effective in slowing the progression of CKD. Across […]

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“A randomized controlled trial protocol testing a decision support intervention for older patients with advanced kidney disease.”

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Authors: Leanne Brown, Glenn Gardner & Ann Bonner Brown_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Advanced_Nursing Aim:  To assess the effectiveness of a decision support intervention using a pragmatic single blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Background: Worldwide the proportion of older people (aged 65 years and over) is rising. This population is known to have a higher prevalence of chronic diseases including chronic […]

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“WHICH PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE HAVE THE GREATEST SYMPTOM BURDEN? A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ADVANCED CKD STAGE AND DIALYSIS MODALITY”

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Authors: Hayfa Almutary, Ann Bonner and Clint Douglas Almutary_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Renal_Care Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to a range of symptoms, which are often under-recognised and little is known about the multidimensional symptom experience in advanced CKD. Objectives: To examine (1) symptom burden at CKD stages 4 and 5, and dialysis modalities, and (2) demographic and […]

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“Multidimensional symptom clusters: an exploratory factor analysis in advanced chronic kidney disease.”

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Authors: Hayfa ALMUTARY,  Clint DOUGLAS & Ann BONNER ( 2016 ) Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(10), 2389–2400. doi: 10.1111/jan.12997 Almutary_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Advanced_Nursing Aims: To explore the existence of symptom clusters in advanced chronic kidney disease. Background: People with chronic kidney disease commonly report multiple symptoms. However, the complex relationships among these symptoms are still poorly understood. Design:  […]

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Project: Exploring the Information Practices of People with Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chief Investigators: Professor Ann Bonner (QUT), A/Professor Carol Dawson-Rose (UCSF) & Dr Annemaree Lloyd (CSU) People with CKD engage with formal and informal health information to manage and adhere to complex treatment regimens. Information practice is a relatively new area of enquiry in the information sciences and can be defined as a bundle of organised […]

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Project: A pilot study to compare symptoms, level of fatigue and activity and health related quality of life in people who are receiving either haemodialysis or haemodiafiltration treatment.

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Chief Investigators: Ms Lynda Moynahan (The Wesley Hospital), Professor Ann Bonner (QUT), A/Professor Paul Bennett (Deakin/Southern Health) People with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) experience a wide range of symptoms that cause them distress or disruption to normal daily living including reduced levels of fitness, a reduced capacity to engage in regular activities and reduced […]

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