Supporting Vulnerable Dialysis Patients’ Self-management during COVID-19: Study protocol of a health education program
In Vietnam, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the most important health problem across the country with an estimated six million people having CKD and about 80.000 people having end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Providing health education programs to people with dialysis during COVID-19 is extremely important to support people to have better dialysis care and improve their quality of life. Methods/ design: One-group pretest-posttest intervention design is used to conduct this study. Conclusion: The expected outcomes of this research are to improve dialysis patients’ knowledge of kidney disease, COVID-19 prevention skills, and dialysis self-management to assist dialysis patients in Vietnam to have better self-care for their disease in order to have a better quality of life.