Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Utilizing the stages of change model and motivational interviewing techniques to improve interdialytic weight gain in hemodialysis patients
by Raimondi, Meredith L., M.S., College of Saint Elizabeth, 2011, 50; 1502580
Abstract (Summary)

A twelve week study was conducted utilizing 13 hemodialysis patients who were randomly divided into two groups. The study evaluated a hemodialysis patients' willingness to comply with their fluid allowance as it related to their motivational level. A survey was provided to determine readiness for change. The motivational interviewing group was provided education based upon the results of the survey and the traditional education group was provided handouts focusing on fluid and sodium control. Mean weight change for the motivational interviewing group in April 0.036 ± 0.01, May 0.035 ± 0.009, June 0.033 ± 0.01037 and July 0.026 ± 0.009 and the traditional education group in April 0.034 ± 0.008, May 0.035 ± 0.008, June 0.035 ± 0.009 and July 0.027 ± 0.009. Although the subjects did show an improvement in interdialytic weight gain there was no statistical significance between utilizing motivational interviewing techniques versus traditional education techniques.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Burge, Jean C.
Commitee: Burge, Jean C., Pattner, Austin M., Silverthorne, Elizabeth
School: College of Saint Elizabeth
Department: Foods and Nutrition Department
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Keywords: Education, Fluid, Hemodialysis, Interdialytic weight gain, Motivational interviewing, Stages of change
Publication Number: 1502580
ISBN: 978-1-267-05130-1
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