Study: Patients’ emotional response to dialysis may be linked to level of decision regret

Many patients may experience post-dialysis disruption, but their emotional response to adversity depends on whether they feel high or low levels of regret, according to recently published data.
“Decisional regret is an unpleasant emotion elicited when patients feel that an alternative choice may have resulted in a more favorable outcome. The prevalence of decisional regret in patients with kidney failure varies between 7% and 61%,” Aditya S. Pawar, MD, of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Community Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and

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