Recommendation ID
Does the provision of educational and supportive interventions to people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by healthcare professionals increase patients' skills and confidence in managing their conditions and improve clinical outcomes?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
CKD is a common long-term condition that frequently coexists with other long-term conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression, and is associated with reduced quality of life. Through greater understanding of their conditions and provision of the information needed to support lifestyle change, people with CKD may be better able to live well with their long-term condition(s). Self-management may also improve their biomedical markers, for example, blood pressure. People with advanced CKD may benefit from education and support on particular issues, such as preparation for renal replacement, symptom management and specific dietary modifications. However, the current evidence base for self-management support in the CKD population is very limited.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Chronic kidney disease in adults: assessment and management
Date issued
July 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 07/10/2014