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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017;55(Suppl 2):S167-74.

Multidisciplinary strategies to promote self-care in patients with early nephropathy

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Unidad de Investigación Médica en Enfermedades Renales, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México Correo electrónico:


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In Mexico, there is a high prevalence of early nephropathy that usually goes unnoticed and may in part be due to the acquisition of “moderns” negative habits a lifestyle from an early age like physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol intake abuse associated with the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity, diabetes and hypertension, leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Mexico. These behaviors are difficult to control by medical intervention alone and may be associated with lack of resources of patients to perform self-care activities and the health care-model predominant in México also may be insufficient to generate healthy behaviors. To improve the care of patients from early stages of CKD, is necessary to implement multidisciplinary strategies to empower the patient and develop their self-efficacy to carry out self-care actions to manage their disease, control risk factors, promotion of healthy habits and modify risk behaviors. Promoting self-care is an area of opportunity with potential benefits to reduce the progression of kidney damage and complications. The aim of this article is to review the main multidisciplinary strategies to promote self-care in patients with early nephropathy in primary health-care.


Self-Care; Kidney Diseases; Healthy Lifestyle; Primary Health Care

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