Children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease: a population at risk for more than just kidney disease

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Author: Michelle M. Kelly
Date: January-February 2016
From: Nephrology Nursing Journal(Vol. 43, Issue 1)
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,982 words

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Abstract :

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions is a multifactorial concept that combines a child's perception and adaptation to physical, social, emotional, and school environments regardless of particular medical diagnosis. Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience non-kidney specific co-morbidities, including depression, body image alterations, and sleep disturbance, that impair their daily lives. This article reviews the pediatric nephrology literature to highlight the evidence identifying these risks to HRQOL and suggesting ways in which nurses in both nephrology and primary care are poised to identify and modify these risk factors. Key Words: Pediatric, chronic kidney disease, health-related quality of life, depression, body image, sleep disturbances.

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Source Citation
Kelly, Michelle M. "Children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease: a population at risk for more than just kidney disease." Nephrology Nursing Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2016, p. 67+. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.
  

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