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Annotated Bibliography
Carla Yap
Liberty University
School of Nursing
Author Note
Carla Yap
I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Carla Yap.
Email: cyap@liberty.edu
Annotated Bibliography
Campbell-Crofts, S., & Stewart, G. (2018). How perceived feelings of "wellness" influence the
decision-making of people with predialysis chronic kidney disease. Journal of Clinical
Nursing, 27(7-8), 1561–1571. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14220
This study's objective was to provide the findings of a qualitative descriptive research
effort aimed at elucidating the subjective significance of choices made by individuals
with predialysis CKD as they thought about a potential switch to Renal Replacement
Therapy (RRT). The study was mainly concerned with the information gap between the
patients' view of their kidney health and their current level of wellness, their decisions
regarding whether they believed they required treatment, and their ideas regarding the
best therapy to employ and when to begin. The study concludes that someone would only
think about such an invasive therapy if their health status became seriously affected at
some point in the future. This emphasizes the significance of considering patients'
opinions of their well-being and ensuring they have plenty of opportunities to participate
actively in all facets of their CKD education and management. All participants in this
study declined the option to have family members or caregivers present, so their answers
to questions about how they came to their decisions did not fully reflect the significance
of the input that family members and caregivers can provide.
Chen, Y.-C., Chang, L.-C., Liu, C.-Y., Ho, Y.-F., Weng, S.-C., & Tsai, T.-I. (2018). The roles of
social support and health literacy in self-management among patients with chronic kidney
disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50(3), 265–275.
This study aimed to determine the correlations between health literacy, social support,
self-management behaviors, and the factors that influence self-management behaviors
among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially the independent effects of
health literacy and support systems. The research employed a cross-sectional
methodology. The analysis was extracted from a more extensive prospective study that
investigated the effects of health literacy education on managing CKD. In this research,
the authors utilized baseline data to test hypotheses concerning health literacy, social
support, and self-management practices. Patients with early-stage CKD who are older,
live independently and have little social support may have the lowest self-management
behaviors, according to the study. The research has numerous limitations. First, despite
using a random sample, participants tended to be older, had lower levels of education,
and had advanced CKD. Thus, the results may not apply to all CKD patients. Second,
because the majority of participants in the study participated in a CKD case management
program for more than 24 months, they had positive relations with clinical staff. Thirdly,
the surveys were self-reports, and objective assessments of self-management practices,
caregiver health literacy, and health outcomes were unavailable. Lastly, because the
cross-sectional design prevents causal inferences, only speculations can be made
regarding the mechanisms behind the benefits of social support and health literacy.
Inkeroinen, S., Virtanen, H., Kilpi, T., Laulaja, J., Puukka, P., Tuominen, R., & Leino‐Kilpi, H.
(2020). Relationship between sufficiency and usefulness of patient education: A cross
sectional study of patients with chronic kidney disease. Nursing & Health Sciences,
22(4), 846–853. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12770