Issues of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) in Southeastern Nigeria: A Study of Patients on Dialysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Uzukwu, M.; Ekwenna, O.


  • Abstract Kidney disease in Nigeria affects 20% of the population, according to a number of studies on the subject. Several factors, including lack of access to quality healthcare, self-medication, poverty, political corruption, inadequate funding and sub-standard healthcare facilities contribute to the inability of a solid majority of patients to manage the illness. In consequence, renal failure has contributed to a rising mortality rate. This study aims to investigate several aspects of the problem among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD). The study will particularly examine healthcare access issues influenced by economic status. The study will be conducted in Southeastern Nigeria. A blend of descriptive, document review, analytical and statistical methodologies will be used to collect and analyze the data.


publication date

  • 2018

start page

  • 158


  • Volume 3