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Assessing Perceived Versus Actual Knowledge and Quality of Life in Pre-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2015 by Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01509716
First Posted: January 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore
  Purpose

Aims: The investigators' primary objective is to assess both perceived and actual disease knowledge in local pre-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. The investigators hypothesize that actual disease knowledge is poorer than perceived. As the secondary objectives, the investigators will also assess the HRQoL and examine the association between level of knowledge and HRQoL in pre-dialysis CKD patients. The investigators hypothesize that HRQoL of pre-dialysis CKD patients is poorer than that of the general population while pre-dialysis CKD patients with greater disease knowledge have a better HRQoL than those with poorer knowledge.

Methodology: A survey was developed to assess both perceived and actual knowledge on five aspects - general knowledge, nephrotoxic medications, diet restrictions, symptoms of CKD and its complications and renal replacement therapy (RRT) options. For the assessment of HRQoL, the following questionnaires will be used - Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form (KDQOL-SF) version 1.3, EuroQoL 5 Dimensions (EQ-5D), Family Functioning Measure (FFM), and Oslo-3 Social Support Scale (OSS-3). All study questionnaires will be provided in 3 main languages - English, Chinese and Malay. A standardized data collection form was developed to retrospectively collect demographic and clinical information from the patients' electronic medical records and patient charts. Descriptive statistics will be used to report all results.


Condition
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessing Perceived Versus Actual Knowledge and Quality of Life in Pre-Dialysis CKD Patients

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Further study details as provided by Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore:

Estimated Enrollment: 400
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Predialysis patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease patients seen in outpatient renal clinic in National University Hospital, Singapore
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients at least 21 years of age,
  • able to read English, Chinese or Malay,
  • have stage 3 to 5 CKD as identified from their medical records, but are not receiving dialysis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who do not consent,
  • have already been started on dialysis,
  • are cognitively impaired as assessed by the recruiter or unable to fill up questionnaires on their own.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01509716


Contacts
Contact: Priscilla P How, Pharm.D. (65) 6516 4906 priscillahow@nus.edu.sg

Locations
Singapore
National University Hospital Recruiting
Singapore, Singapore
Contact: Priscilla P How, Pharm.D.    (65) 6516 4906    priscillahow@nus.edu.sg   
Principal Investigator: Priscilla P How, Pharm.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National University, Singapore
  More Information

Responsible Party: Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor, National University, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01509716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DSRB Domain E/2011/02008
First Submitted: January 6, 2012
First Posted: January 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by Priscilla How, Pharm.D., BCPS, National University, Singapore:
Predialysis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency