Exploring Life Experience and Lifestyle Intervention Program Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Longitudinal Study
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01194518
Verified September 2010 by National Cheng Kung University. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
The lifestyle consulting program through one year follow-up could effective increase the scores of health responsibility and nutrition according to the past three-year study. Behavior change is a dynamic and complex process. Using a long-term follow up approach will be able to understand the trajectory of behavior change. The purpose of this study is to explore life experience and lifestyle intervention program for patients with chronic kidney disease using mixed methods with a longitudinal approach. The first year of this study will include a qualitative study with in depth interview of the subjects who attend previous study in the research team and have the scores of health promoting lifestyle among the highest 27% and lowest 27%. The life experience will be explored. The quantitative study will be an experimental design. Qualified subjects will be randomly assigned to intervention or control group. The intervention protocol is based on trans-theoretical model. Each subject will be followed every six months. The second and third year of studies will continue to use the qualitative and quantitative approach to understand the life experience and meaning among patients with chronic kidney diseases. The trajectory of life experience and life style changes will be explored. The method may strengthen the effectiveness of lifestyle program and may provide comprehensive understanding of the trajectory of behavior changes among patient with chronic kidney disease.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Clinical diagnosis of Early Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (GFR≧30ml/min/1.73㎡)
Must be able to commmunicate in Chinese or Taiwanese
Muse be voluntarily to attend
Patient who does not exercise regularly
Patient whose blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg