Medical and non-medical factors that influence the kidney transplantation technical registry: a cross-sectional study

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Juliana Dall’Agnol
Eda Schwartz
Vanclei Zanin


Introduction: Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide public health problem, because of its association with an elevated risk of mortality, low quality of life, and prohibitive cost to the health system. Objective: To identify the factors that might influence the kidney transplantation technical registry. Methods: Cross-sectional study of descriptive analysis conducted in six dialysis health care centers in the south of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Patients over 18 years of age were included in this study in 2016 and 2017. The demographic and clinical variables were subjected to Pearson's chi-square test using Stata Software for statistical analysis. Research approved by the Ethics Committee 1386385. Results: Of 314 participants, 228 (72.6%) were not on the kidney transplantation technical registry. The medical and non-medical factors with statistical significance were age (p<0.01), income (p<0.01), having children (p=0.01), time since diagnosis (p=0.01), and time on hemodialysis (p=0.01). Conclusion: There is a substantial proportion of 72.6% of hemodialysis patients not registered on the kidney transplantation technical registry. The identification of factors that influence the kidney transplantation technical registry contributes both theoretically and to healthcare management, by the health team and government who can direct strategies towards the most appropriate health care. Health professionals should be aware of the impact of these factors and how the factors might pose a risk of complications that make it impossible to register on the kidney transplantation waiting list.


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Dall’Agnol, J., Schwartz, E., & Zanin, V. (2023). Medical and non-medical factors that influence the kidney transplantation technical registry: a cross-sectional study. ABCS Health Sciences, 48, e023217.
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