African Americans’ Perception of Chronic Kidney Disease
Dates: 7/1/16 - 11/30/17
Abstract: This study will identify factors among African Americans (AAs) that contribute to impeding the progression of chronic kidney disease due to type 2 diabetes (T2DM-CKD). AAs have the highest prevalence of T2DM-CKD and the highest rate of progression to end stage renal disease compared to other ethnic groups. The study aims to determine the feasibility of conducting qualitative interviews focused on describing: (1) AA ADN responders’ and non-responders’ perception of their T2DM-CKD, and their self-management of T2DM-CKD and (2) similarities and differences among AA ADN responders and non-responders regarding their disease-related perceptions.