BMC Nephrol 2021 Mar 24;22(1):107. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
University of Cologne, Faculty of Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), Eupener Str. 129, 50933, Cologne, Germany.
Background: Although most patients are suitable for both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), there seem to be differences in the outlook of patients who choose one modality over the other. There is currently limited literature about the impact of patients' personal attitudes on the decision for PD or HD. In this study, we tried to find out whether there were differences between patients who were on HD and PD in their desire for control and responsibility for their treatment. Read More