Status of chronic kidney disease prevention programs: International Federation of Kidney Foundation Members 2005/2007

Smith, Joanna M., Mott, Susan A. and Hoy, Wendy E. (2008) Status of chronic kidney disease prevention programs: International Federation of Kidney Foundation Members 2005/2007. Kidney International, 74 12: 1516-1525. doi:10.1038/ki.2008.415


Author Smith, Joanna M.
Mott, Susan A.
Hoy, Wendy E.
Title Status of chronic kidney disease prevention programs: International Federation of Kidney Foundation Members 2005/2007
Journal name Kidney International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0085-2538
1523-1755
0098-6577
Publication date 2008-12-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ki.2008.415
Open Access Status
Volume 74
Issue 12
Start page 1516
End page 1525
Total pages 10
Editor Radha McLean
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
C1
Abstract The International Federation of Kidney Foundations surveyed its members on chronic kidney disease 'prevention' programs in their regions and countries in 2005 and 2007. A profile was developed, representing 28 countries (56% response). Some form of screening activity was reported in 24 of the 28 countries (85.7%). Two countries (7%) had, or anticipated development of, legislated national screening. Programs were conducted by kidney foundations or research groups, and were variously population based, focused on high risk groups or opportunistic. Tests in 63% of responding programs included weight, height, blood pressure, blood glucose, dipstick urinalysis and serum creatinine. Several programs used the USA's Kidney Early Evaluation Program's and International Society of Nephrology's templates. World Kidney Day activities contributed significantly. Stated needs were for more government recognition, firm policies and approaches, and critically, resources. Repeat responders reported progress in 2007, particularly in government interest and education delivery. Despite difficulties, programs are developing in many regions. Most need more resources and some members need substantial and sustained assistance.
Formatted abstract
The International Federation of Kidney Foundations surveyed its members on chronic kidney disease 'prevention' programs in their regions and countries in 2005 and 2007. A profile was developed, representing 28 countries (56% response). Some form of screening activity was reported in 24 of the 28 countries (85.7%). Two countries (7%) had, or anticipated development of, legislated national screening. Programs were conducted by kidney foundations or research groups, and were variously population based, focused on high risk groups or opportunistic. Tests in 63% of responding programs included weight, height, blood pressure, blood glucose, dipstick urinalysis and serum creatinine. Several programs used the USA's Kidney Early Evaluation Program's and International Society of Nephrology's templates. World Kidney Day activities contributed significantly. Stated needs were for more government recognition, firm policies and approaches, and critically, resources. Repeat responders reported progress in 2007, particularly in government interest and education delivery. Despite difficulties, programs are developing in many regions. Most need more resources and some members need substantial and sustained assistance.
© 2008 International Society of Nephrology
Keyword Prevention and detection programs for chronic kidney disease
International Federation of Kidney Foundations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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