Critique of Medical Research Article Review by Nicky

A critique of the article "Perceptions of Adult Patients on Hemodialysis Concerning Choice Among Renal Replacement Therapies" by K.J. Landreneau and P. Ward-Smith.
# 149849 | 1,114 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 03, 2012 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Research Designs (General)

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The paper examines the article "Perceptions of Adult Patients on Hemodialysis Concerning Choice Among Renal Replacement Therapies" where the researchers look at what influences patients to make the choices that they do in regards to treatment for kidney failure. The paper looks at this study in regards to five different criteria: descriptive vividness, methodological congruence, analytical and interpretative preciseness, philosophical and theoretical connectedness and heuristic relevance.

Descriptive Vividness
Methodological Congruence
Analytical and Interpretative Preciseness
Philosophical and Theoretical Connectedness
Heuristic Relevance

From the Paper:

"The aim of this study was to explore what patients on Hemodialysis recognize concerning their choices in regards to the three types of renal replacement therapies: transplantation, Hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (Landreneau and Ward-Smith, 2007). The loss of kidney function can lead to serious illness that can affect many aspects of a person's physical well-being. The kidneys filter by-products of body chemistry and adjust the amount of liquid that is needed in the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail completely, a person cannot live for long unless you have dialysis or a kidney transplant. A transplant that works can relieve a person of kidney failure. Transplants are not always the answer for everyone. Dialysis is the process of artificially replacing the main functions of the kidneys. Hemodialysis is the process of filtering the blood through a machine. All of these procedures can be used to sustain life for years, but each procedure has its complications (Concerns about kidney failure, 2009).
"Developing kidney failure means that a person has some decisions to make about their treatment. They may choose Hemodialysis, which requires a machine that is used to filter blood outside of the body; peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of a person's belly to filter blood inside the body; and kidney transplantation, in which a new kidney is placed in the body."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Concerns about kidney failure. (2009). Retrieved August 8, 2009, from Web site:
  • Landreneau, Kandace J. and Ward-Smith, Peggy. (2007). Perceptions of Adult Patients on Hemodialysis Concerning Choice Among Renal Replacement Therapies Nephrology Nursing Journal. 34( 5), 513-525.
  • Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment that's Right for You. (n.d.) Retrieved August 8, 2009, from Fresenius Medical Care Web site: https://www.ultracare-

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