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Brett Burrows

Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Virtual Reality Mindfulness and Personalized Exercise for Patients on Hemodialysis with Depressive Symptoms: A Feasibility Study

Journal Article Kidney and Dialysis · September 1, 2023 Nonadherence to exercise-related trials in hemodialysis (HD) patients is a significant burden worldwide. To address this issue, we assessed the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a combined pre-habilitative virtual-reality-based mindfulness (V ... Full text Cite

The potential of mHealth for older adults on dialysis and their care partners: What's been done and where do we go from here?

Journal Article Front Nephrol · 2022 Self-care, or the dynamic, daily process of becoming actively involved in one's own care, is paramount to prevent and manage complications of end-stage kidney disease. However, many older dialysis patients face distinctive challenges to adequate engagement ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pilot study to reduce interdialytic weight gain by provision of low-sodium, home-delivered meals in hemodialysis patients.

Journal Article Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis · April 2021 IntroductionPatients with kidney failure undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD) therapy are routinely counseled to reduce dietary sodium intake to ameliorate sodium retention, volume overload, and hypertension. However, low-sodium diet trials in ... Full text Cite

Mindfulness-based Virtual Reality Intervention in Hemodialysis Patients: A Pilot Study on End-user Perceptions and Safety.

Journal Article Kidney360 · March 2021 BackgroundVirtual reality (VR) is an evolving technology that is becoming a common treatment for pain management and psychologic phobias. Although nonimmersive devices (e.g., the Nintendo Wii) have been previously tested with patient ... Full text Cite

The Influence of Evidence-Based Exercise and Age Reattribution on Physical Function in Hispanic Older Adults: Results From the ¡Caminemos! Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society · March 2021 Older Hispanics routinely exhibit unhealthy beliefs about "normal" aging trajectories, particularly related to exercise and physical function. We evaluated the prospective effects of age reattribution on physical function in older Hispanics. Participants ( ... Full text Cite

Working on Wellness: Impact of a Pilot Workplace Wellness Program in a Hemodialysis Center.

Journal Article Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association · January 2021 This article describes the impact of a 12-week workplace wellness program on staff (n = 14) of an outpatient hemodialysis center. The program focused on decreasing dietary sodium and increasing habitual physical activity. The average systolic and diastolic ... Cite

Pilot feasibility study examining the effects of a comprehensive volume reduction protocol on hydration status and blood pressure in hemodialysis patients.

Journal Article Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis · July 2020 IntroductionChronic volume overload is a persistent problem in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of comprehensive volume reduction protocol on HD patient's hydration status and blood pressure (BP) ... Full text Cite

A Comparison of Intradialytic versus Out-of-Clinic Exercise Training Programs for Hemodialysis Patients.

Journal Article Blood purification · January 2020 BackgroundPhysical inactivity is prevalent and linked with a variety of unfavorable clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients. To increase physical activity (PA) and improve quality of life in this population, intradialytic and out-of-clinic exer ... Full text Cite

The association of positive affect and cardiovascular health in Hispanics/Latinos with chronic kidney disease: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Journal Article Preventive Medicine Reports · September 1, 2019 The beneficial influence of positive affect (e.g., joy) remains unexplored in relation to heart health in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD)—a population at increased risk for poor cardiovascular health (CVH). Therefore, we evaluated the association ... Full text Cite

Feasibility of an Internet-based positive psychological intervention for hemodialysis patients with symptoms of depression.

Journal Article Social work in health care · November 2018 BackgroundDepression is a pervasive psychological issue facing hemodialysis (HD) patients. Novel technology-based treatment strategies that deploy psychology-based interventions have not been the focus for therapy and few published studies exist. ... Full text Cite