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Ren Fail. 2013;35(10):1348-52. doi: 10.3109/0886022X.2013.828260. Epub 2013 Sep 2.

Slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease: comparison between predialysis and dialysis in Jordanian patients.

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Clinical Nursing Department, College of Nursing, The University of Jordan , Amman , Jordan.



The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased worldwide; however, data regarding the prevalence of CKD in Jordan are limited. Therefore, the present study investigated the associated risk factors of both CKD and ESRD in Jordanian patients.


A convenience sample of 161 patients with CKD (n = 92) and ESRD (n = 69) was recruited through randomly selected hospitals from the governmental, private and educational sectors in Jordan. A sociodemographic data and behavioral variables (exercise frequency per week, body mass index, and smoking status) were collected and compared between the two groups to obtain the needed information.


ESRD in amounted to relatively 68% in males and 52% in the unmarried patients (p = 0.01). In addition, patients with poor physical activity were more likely to be on the postdialysis phase. Patients with ESRD were characterized with low BMI when compared with patients CKD (t = 3.1, p = 0.004).


National CKD and ESRD risk assessment is important in considering primary prevention for CKD progression. At the front line in health care, the nurse can play a vital role in assessing patient's risk for renal disease progression.

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