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Clinical Research: Comprehensive Kidney Disease Assessment for Risk Factors, epidemiology, Knowledge, and Attitudes (CKD-AFRIKA) Study

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image J staniferName: John W Stanifer, MD, MSc

Hospital / Affiliation: KCMC Hospital

Home Country: United States

Host Country: Tanzania

Year: 2013

Status of your program: Completed

 

 

Title of the project:

Comprehensive Kidney Disease Assessment for Risk Factors,
epidemiology, Knowledge, and Attitudes (CKD-AFRIKA) Study

Topic: 

Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Short description of the project or abstract:

The study was a project in Northern Tanzania with the goal of understanding and addressing the health burden of CKD. The specific aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence, evaluate potential etiologies, and examine awareness of CKD so that we can better inform public health efforts directed toward CKD. We also evaluated the used of traditional medicines and explored their impact and implications for individuals living with CKD. We observed a high burden of CKD in Northern Tanzania that was associated with low awareness. Although demographic, lifestyle practices including traditional medicine use, socioeconomic factors, and NCDs accounted for some of the excess CKD risk observed with urban residence, much of the increased urban prevalence remained unexplained and will further study as demographic shifts reshape sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Learning or Research objectives:

Epidemiology of CKD in low-income countries MIxed-methods Community-based research

 

Additional Info

  • Year: 2013
  • Status: Completed
  • Partners: ISN only
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Topics: CKD
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