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Title: Intensive Dietary Education Using the Phosphorus Point System Tool© to Improve Hyperphosphatemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Authors: Degen, Amanda
Advisor: Darling, Pauline Beatrice
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease
dietary education
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2010
Abstract: Background: High serum phosphorus (hPhos) is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and increases the risk of metastatic calcification. Guidelines advise patients with hPhos to restrict dietary phoshorus intake to 800-1000mg/day, and compliance with this diet can be challenging. Innovative education may improve compliance. Hypothesis: Intensive dietary education using the Phosphorus Point System Tool© (PPS) will result in lower serum phosphorus levels compared to standard education (SE). Methods: This study compared the effectiveness of the PPS to SE on 1) serum phosphorus, 2) dietary phosphate intake, knowledge and satisfaction in pre-dialysis CKD. Results: The PPS reduced 12 week serum phosphorus by 0.16 mmol/L (95% CI 0.37 to -0.05, p=0.130) when controlling for baseline. Dietary phosphorus and protein intake decreased significantly at week 6 on PPS compared to SE (p= 0.026, p=0.050; respectively). Summary: Although there was a trend indicating the tool may reduce serum phosphorus levels, further research is needed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18272
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