Comparing the Effectiveness of House Calls and Peer Mentorship to Reduce Racial Disparities in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Save

Date Added
May 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078154
Researcher
Prabhakar Baliga

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Keywords
Kidney, Transplant
Summary

The House Calls (HC) program is an education study to address needs of minority end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their immediate support network to promote living kidney donation. It requires a HC educator to give a 60-90 minute education session in the patient's home or common location. The study is 3 years long and will comprise of 374 Black end stage renal disease patients who are on the kidney transplant waitlist or are being evaluated as waitlist candidates. Participants will be randomized to a usual care arm, a HC arm, or a HC plus a twice a week support mentor (via National Kidney Foundation) who will be in contact every two weeks. This study will recruit patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and the Medical University of South Carolina in SC.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
John Sieverdes
843-792-1235
sieverde@musc.edu

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