Perceptions from the Edge: Aboriginal and rural Saskatchewan residents living with chronic kidney disease/chronic renal insufficiency

Last Updated: January 9, 2013

  (Principal Investigator)

Although diabetes and high blood pressure are leading causes of chronic kidney disease, simply being over age 60 or Aboriginal also increase a person’s risk. However, little is known about how the condition affects quality of life or how well Saskatchewan’s health care system is meeting the needs of people with the disorder.

The project includes Co‐Investigators: Roland Dyck and Joanne Kappel, University of Saskatchewan; and Deborah Norton, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region

Goals / Outcomes: This project seeks the insights of Aboriginal people about their experiences with chronic kidney disease. This research considers how people with chronic kidney disease feel about their condition and quality of life, how they use health services, and whether they face barriers in accessing care. It will help identify the challenges health providers face and opportunities they see in meeting the care needs of Aboriginal and rural people with this chronic condition.

Funder: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation