Effect of a behavioral self-regulation intervention on patient adherence in hemodialysis

Alan J. Christensen, Patricia J. Moran, John S. Wiebe, Shawna L. Ehlers, William J. Lawton

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The present study examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention designed to increase adherence to fluid-intake restrictions among hemodialysis patients. Twenty intervention-group patients were compared with 20 matched control patients on an indicator of fluid-intake adherence at 3 time points. The Group x Time interaction was significant, indicating that patients in the 2 groups exhibited a differential pattern of change in fluid-intake adherence across the follow-up period. The intervention and control groups did not differ significantly in terms of adherence at the initial postintervention period but did differ at the 8-week follow-up. The observed group differences were, in part, due to a trend toward increasingly better adherence in the intervention group and poorer adherence in the control group across the follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


  • Chronic illness
  • Intervention
  • Patient adherence
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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