Young adults' perspectives on living with kidney failure: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies.
Bailey, P. K.
Hamilton, A. J.
Clissold, Rhian L.
Inward, C. D.
Caskey, F. J.
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Young adults fare worse than younger adolescents or older adults on a broad range of health indicators. Those with a chronic illness such as renal failure are a particularly vulnerable group, who experience poor outcomes compared with both children and older adults. Understanding how being in receipt of renal replacement therapy (RRT) affects the lives of young adults might help us to better prepare and support these individuals for and on RRT, and improve outcomes. This study aimed to synthesise research describing young adults' experiences of the psychosocial impact of kidney failure and RRT.