Adjustment to Hemodialysis & Renal Transplantation: A Prospective Study

  • David L. Keegan
  • Tana Dineen
  • Carol Shipley
  • Mary Steiger


The treatment of end stage renal disease (ESRD) has continued to improve over the past twenty-five years (1, 2). The demands of the disease and its treatment on patients and their families have not decreased in proportion to these improvements. Although medical advances are crucial to improved survival and quality of life, psychosocial factors should not be overlooked because of the protracted and complicated treatments of ESRD. Since previous studies have not often used longitudinal methods to compare adjustment to hemodialysis and transplant patients, or to look at possible predictors of outcome, we will report the following study to address these issues (3).


Renal Transplantation Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Chronic Hemodialysis Social Interest Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Keegan
    • 1
  • Tana Dineen
    • 2
    • 3
  • Carol Shipley
    • 4
  • Mary Steiger
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity HospitalSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Rehabilitation UnitNorth Bay Psychiatric HospitalNorth BayCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  4. 4.Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa-CarletonOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Department of Social WorkUniversity HospitalSaskatoonCanada

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