Quality of Life Intervention Planning: Pilot Study in Youth with Kidney Failure Who Are on Dialysis.

Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association

PubMedID: 26591273

Neul SK. Quality of Life Intervention Planning: Pilot Study in Youth with Kidney Failure Who Are on Dialysis. Nephrol Nurs J. 2015;42(5):487-96; quiz 497.
This pilot study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a new quality of life (QOL) assessment and intervention methodology (AIM) for youth on dialysis and their caregivers. Thirty-nine patients and their caregivers participated in the QOL AIM, which incorporates patient-centered care practices to identify needs, choose interventions, and evaluate impact on QOL functioning. PARTICIPANTS
found the QOL AIM to be feasible and acceptable, and were overall satisfied with perceived improvement in patient QOL functioning.The QOL AIM shows promise for QOL intervention planning.