Non-Biological Barriers to Referral and the Pre-Kidney Transplant Evaluation Among African Americans in the United States: A Systematic Review

Mark B. Lockwood, Julie T. Bidwell, Debra A. Werner, Christopher S. Lee

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Abstract

African Americans face a disproportionate burden related to the incidence of end stage renal disease. A literature search was conducted for research articles published between 2006-2015 to synthesize current literature related to non-biological barriers to early stages of the pre-kidney transplant continuum for African Americans in the United States. Twenty-four articles were included in the final sample. Eleven barriers were identified. Barriers were categorized as socioeconomic-based barriers, culture-based barriers, and knowledge-based barriers. Resources to develop educational interventions for both patients and providers may help reduce existing barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-239
Number of pages15
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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