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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Education, Fluid, Hemodialysis, Interdialytic weight gain, Motivational interviewing, Stages of change|
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