Abigail Hucker's research while affiliated with University of Hertfordshire and other places

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Background Anxiety is common in youth on the autism spectrum and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been adapted to address associated symptoms. The aim of the current systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the efficacy of CBT for reducing anxiety in autistic youth. Method Searches of PubMed and Scopus databases were undertaken fr...
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Background: Illness perceptions refer to cognitive appraisals that help patients understand and make sense of their condition. Although their importance in health behaviour and outcomes has been evidenced, less is known about cultural influences on mental representations of kidney failure amongst patients receiving haemodialysis in different settin...
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Introduction: Nonadherence is common in both hemodialysis (HD) and kidney transplant recipients and is a major risk factor for poor clinical outcomes. This retrospective study explored whether nonadherent HD patients become nonadherent transplant recipients. Methods: Data were collected for 88 patients from the electronic patient system at a sub...
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Introduction Adherence to immunosuppressant medication is essential for renal transplant recipients. This review aims to summarise what is known about non-adherence, with a view to providing comprehensive evidence to inform strategies aimed at advancing adherent behaviour. Methods and analysis A systematic review of quantitative studies that repor...

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... While nonadherence on the waiting list can be gauged by assessing the number of inappropriately missed or shortened dialysis treatments, large interdialytic weight gain, and poor phosphorus, hypertension, and diabetes control, it is important to recognize that nonadherence to some aspects of dialysis regimen may not be always be associated with posttransplant nonadherence. 23,24 The KDIGO guideline recommends adherence-based education and counseling but does not provide specifics about how such interventions should be implemented. Outside of the teaching provided as part of the transplant evaluation process, there is no specific adherence-based counseling that is available for clinical practice. ...
... A review of 38 papers estimated that the nonadherence rate is between 28% and 52%. 6,7 Medication nonadherence leads to increased risk of acute and chronic rejection with graft loss. 8 A meta-analysis indicated that nonadherent patients were 7 times more at risk of graft failure than adherent patients. ...