A Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program for In-Center Hemodialysis: A Patient-Centered Quality Improvement Program.

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Journal Article

A patient-centered quality improvement program implemented in one Virginia hemodialysis facility sought to determine if peer-to-peer (P2P) programs can assist patients on in-center hemodialysis with self-management and improve outcomes. Using a single-arm, repeatedmeasurement, quasi-experimental design, 46 patients participated in a four-month P2P intervention. Outcomes include knowledge, self-management behaviors, and psychosocial health indicators: self-efficacy, perceived social support, hemodialysis social support, and healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL). Physiological health indicators included missed and shortened treatments, arteriovenous fistula placement, interdialytic weight gain, serum phosphorus, and hospitalizations. Mentees demonstrated increased knowledge, self-efficacy, perceived social support, hemodialysis social support, and HRQoL. Missed treatments decreased. Mentors experienced increases in knowledge, self-management, and social support. A P2P mentoring program for in-center hemodialysis can benefit both mentees and mentors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • St Clair Russell, J; Southerland, S; Huff, ED; Thomson, M; Meyer, KB; Lynch, JR

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 481 - 496

PubMed ID

  • 29281772

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29281772

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1526-744X

Language

  • eng