Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Hemodialysis Patients’ Perspective on Renal Transplantation

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Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye

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Erzurum Bölge Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nefroloji Bölümü, Erzurum, Türkiye

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Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2016; 25: 269-272
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2016.1003.09
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OBJECTIVE: Renal transplantation is the best treatment method of end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, renal transplantation rates have not reached the desired level yet in our country. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the willingness, knowledge levels and expectation of hemodialysis patients about renal transplantation.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Patients older than 18 years of age and treated with hemodialysis for at least 3 months were enrolled in the study. Twenty-three questions were asked and the answers evaluated.

RESULTS: We determined that most patients have insufficient information about transplantation but are willing to undergo kidney transplantation and have expectations from physicians and the society about transplantation.

CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis patients should be informed and encouraged regarding renal transplantation.

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