Age and sex disparities in discussions about kidney transplantation in adults undergoing dialysis

Megan L. Salter, Mara Ann McAdams Demarco, Andrew Law, Rebecca J. Kamil, Lucy Ann Meoni, Bernard Jaar, Stephen M Sozio, Wen Hong Linda Kao, Rulan S. Parekh, Dorry Segev

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Abstract

Objectives: To explore whether disparities in age and sex in access to kidney transplantation (KT) originate at the time of prereferral discussions about KT. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Outpatient dialysis centers in Maryland (n = 26). Participants: Individuals who had recently initiated hemodialysis treatment (N = 416). Measurements: Participants reported whether medical professionals (nephrologist, primary medical doctor, dialysis staff) and social group members (significant other, family member, friend) discussed KT with them and, when applicable, rated the tone of discussions. Relative risks were estimated using modified Poisson regression. Results: Participants aged 65 and older were much less likely than those who were younger to have had discussions with medical professionals (44.5% vs 74.8%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-849
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • access to transplantation
  • age disparities
  • dialysis
  • kidney transplantation
  • sex disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Age and sex disparities in discussions about kidney transplantation in adults undergoing dialysis. / Salter, Megan L.; McAdams Demarco, Mara Ann; Law, Andrew; Kamil, Rebecca J.; Meoni, Lucy Ann; Jaar, Bernard; Sozio, Stephen M; Linda Kao, Wen Hong; Parekh, Rulan S.; Segev, Dorry.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 62, No. 5, 2014, p. 843-849.

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Salter, Megan L. ; McAdams Demarco, Mara Ann ; Law, Andrew ; Kamil, Rebecca J. ; Meoni, Lucy Ann ; Jaar, Bernard ; Sozio, Stephen M ; Linda Kao, Wen Hong ; Parekh, Rulan S. ; Segev, Dorry. / Age and sex disparities in discussions about kidney transplantation in adults undergoing dialysis. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 843-849.
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