Implementation was via 3 pathways: (1) self-completion by New pat

Implementation was via 3 pathways: (1) self-completion by New patients; (2) nurse initiated for Review patients (scored and triaged by nurses); (3) dietitian initiated and scored for New and Review patients. Methods: (1) A nine month audit of SSQ distribution, scores, and the impact on dietetic review. (2) A survey

of nurse perceptions (n = 4) and confidence using SSQ, and workload implications. Results: 108 SSQs were distributed (20 self-completed; 45 nurse initiated; 43 dietitian initiated; mean eGFR 37.26 ± 12.87 (14–89); 52.8% male); 94 were returned (87% response rate). Sodium assessment preceded the dietetic consultation in 60% of cases, SCH772984 concentration releasing dietitian time to focus on counselling. 23% of patients scored <65 (low sodium diet) vs. 77% scored ≥65 (high sodium diet and need for dietitian intervention). Of the 43 dietitian initiated, a review appointment was not needed in 63% of cases. All nurses agreed they felt confident using/scoring the SSQ, and felt satisfied with their increased role. Nurses felt the MOC expanded their knowledge base, facilitated patient discussion on salt/fluid/blood

pressure, and extended their scope of practice, with minimal implications to workload. Conclusions: The new MOC, HCS assay incorporating the SSQ, improved efficiency of dietetic resources, positively impacted on patient care, and expanded nursing scope of practice which was perceived positively. 199 MEDICATION ADHERENCE, MEDICATION BELIEFS, Glycogen branching enzyme ILLNESS PERCEPTION, & HEALTH LITERACY IN FACILITY HAEMODIALYSIS

(HD) VS. HOME DIALYSIS PATIENTS S CURD1, D KUMAR1, S LEE1, K PIREVA1, O TAULE’ALO1, P TIAVALE1, A KAM2, J SUH3, T ASPDEN1, J KENNEDY1, M MARSHALL3 1School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland; 2Pharmacy, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland; 3Department of Renal Medicine, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand Aim: Characterise and contrast patient attitudes to medication and illness between those on facility HD vs. those on home dialysis. Background: Intervention strategies to improve the clinical trajectory of CKD must address self-management by targeting causal factors for poor adherence. Methods: Survey of a stratified (Māori vs. Pacific vs. Other) random sample of prevalent facility HD and home dialysis patients from a single centre to assess: (i) medication adherence (Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, MMAS-8, 8 adherent, 1 non-adherent); (ii) medication knowledge (Okuyan-McPherson Knowledge of Medication Scale, 8 excellent knowledge, 1 poor knowledge), illness perception (Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, BIPQ, multi-domained including “affects substantially”, “lasts a long time”, control over illness, symptom burden, emotional burden), and 3 single item literacy screeners (≥3 indicates marginal literacy and <3 indicates adequate literacy).

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