Understanding the Kidney Replacement Therapy Decision-making ProcessResearch Question:
What are the steps that patients with stages 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD)
experience when making a kidney function replacement therapy decision?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester Medical Center
This study aims to understand how people with stages 4, and 5 chronic kidney disease
(CKD) make decisions about kidney replacement therapy (KRT). We want to discover which
steps are helpful and which ones are not. If some steps aren't helpful, we'd like
to know how they can be improved, and what additional steps might be useful in aiding
people in their KRT decisions.
If you decide to participate, you will be invited to a journey mapping interview of
60-90 minutes with a study team member who will create a visual map with you, of the
steps you went through to make your kidney replacement therapy option decision or
the steps you have taken so far if you have not yet made a decision. The reimbursement
for participation is $50. You will also have the option of participating in a 2-hour
focus group with other people at a later date.
What we learn from your experience will be used to help improve this decision-making
process for others who are faced with needing to make decisions about kidney replacement
Who can participate: Individuals who are 18 years or older, with less than 30% kidney
function ( stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease), and are not on dialysis.
Study Reference #: Study00008289
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Spoorthy Vangala
Phone: (585) 274-0029
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