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Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 Jul;71(7):186-92.

Evaluation of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i's Kidney Early Detection Screening program.

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Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Discussion of the formative program evaluation results of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i (NKFH) Kidney Early Detection Screening (KEDS) program for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The formative program evaluation had 921 participants who enrolled in the NKFH KEDS screening program between 2006-2009. The evaluation included 14 KEDS sites in Honolulu, Maui, and Hawai'i counties.

MAIN FINDINGS:

Based on the results of the formative evaluation, process changes were made to program recruitment, training, and procedure. A majority of participants were women, between 46 and 75 years old. The ethnic groups represented were: White, Japanese, Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, Hispanic, and Other. The three most common risk factors identified were: (1) blood relative with diabetes, (2) blood relative with cardiovascular disease, and (3) self-reported high blood pressure. Participants in Hawai'i County had the highest mean for total risk factors. Ethnicity, gender, and age were significantly associated with selected vital signs, physiological measures, and lab tests. Fourteen percent of KEDS participants had an abnormal albumin:creatinine (A:C) ratio and 12% had an abnormal glomerular filtration rate (GFR), requiring follow-up by a health care professional.

PRINCIPAL CONCLUSIONS:

The KEDS formative program evaluation findings improved program planning and implementation. Summative program evaluation and implications for conducting research studies in this area will be the next step in the evaluation process.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic Kidney Disease; Disease Prevention; Health Promotion; Health Screening Program; Program Evaluation

PMID:
22787570
PMCID:
PMC3392553
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