Knowledge and Awareness Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3

Janet L. Welch, Rebecca J. Bartlett Ellis, Susan M. Perkins, Cynthia S. Johnson, Lani M. Zimmerman, Cynthia L. Russell, Christine Richards, David M. Guise, Brian S. Decker

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Knowledge is a prerequisite for changing behavior, and is useful for improving outcomes and reducing mortality rates in patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this article is to describe baseline CKD knowledge and awareness obtained as part of a larger study testing the feasibility of a self-management intervention. Thirty patients were recruited who had CKD Stage 3 with coexisting diabetes and hypertension. Fifty-four percent of the sample were unaware of their CKD diagnosis. Participants had a moderate amount of CKD knowledge. This study suggests the need to increase knowledge in patients with CKD Stage 3 to aid in slowing disease progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • CKD awareness
  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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