Project Overview

Patients with chronic kidney disease need to balance their complex medical condition with the demands of daily life while maintaining emotional well-being. This research project aims to understand how we can empower patients to self-manage their chronic kidney disease to improve disease progression and overall patient experience and well-being.

To date, we have reviewed and summarized self-management strategies from the literature, and surveyed chronic kidney disease clinics across Canada to identify the strategies they are using to assist patients and caregivers in managing chronic kidney disease. Our next steps are to identify and prioritize self-management strategies that are important to adults with chronic kidney disease by involving patients and their caregivers. Their perspectives and involvement will direct the development of a range of self-management support strategies than can be individualized to patients’ unique situations, needs, priorities and preferences. At the end of this process, we will use the findings to refine and test selected self-management support strategies, including the use of a self-management tool targeting patients, to determine whether they are effective in improving disease control, as well as the patient’s experience of well-being and satisfaction with care.

Strategies to enhance patient self-management of CKD

Project lead(s):

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn

Patient lead(s):

Gwen Herrington

Research theme(s):

Self-Management, Kidney Care

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  • Comparison of Clinical and Social Characteristics of Canadian Youth Living with Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

    Canadian Journal of Diabetes

    Carino M, Elia Y, Sellers E, Curtis J, McGavock J, Scholey J, Hamilton J, Clarson C, Pinto T, Hadjiyannakis S, Mertens L, Samaan MC, Ho J, Nour M, Panagiotopoulos C, Jetha M, Gabbs M, Mahmud FH, Wicklow B, Dart A

    Research Project: iCARE,AdDIT

  • Evaluation of novel glomerular filtration rate estimation equations in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes

    Journal of Diabetes and its Complications

    Gaebe K, White CA, Mahmud FH, Scholey JW, Elia YT, Sochett EB, Cherney DZ

    Research Project: AdDIT

  • Relationship between serum inflammatory markers and vascular function in a cohort of adolescents with type 1 diabetes


    Sochett E, Noone D, Grattan M, Slorach C, Moineddin R, Elia Y, Mahmud FH, Dunger DB, Dalton N, Cherney D, Scholey J, Reich H, Deanfield J.

    Research Project: AdDIT

    Keywords: Diabetes

  • Hyperfiltration, urinary albumin excretion, and ambulatory blood pressure in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus

    American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology

    Lovshin JA, Škrtić M, Bjornstad P, Moineddin R, Daneman D, Dunger D, Reich HN, Mahmud F, Scholey J, Cherney DZI, Sochett E

    Research Project: AdDIT

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