Table 3

Summary of overview of qualitative systematic reviews and metasyntheses of experiences of CKD

ReviewYearType of reviewPhenomena of interestNumber of qualitative studies includedKey aim(s)Quality score
Low et al77 (UK)2008Mixed methods (integrative) reviewImpact of end-stage CKD on caregivers11/36Identify all studies exploring the impact of CKD on ‘close persons’ during and after withdrawal from dialysis, and during end-of-life care77%
M
Morton et al78 (Australia)2010Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesViews of people and carers on treatment decision-making in CKD18Identify patient and carer perspectives on treatment decisions, and characterise factors that shape these decisions77%
M
Wadd et al79 (Australia)2011Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesParents’ experiences of dialysis for CKD17Identify and characterise experiences of parenting while undergoing dialysis for CKD, to inform family-centred holistic care72%
M
Bayhakki and Hattakit80 (Indonesia)2012Qualitative metasynthesisExperience of haemodialysis for CKD10Characterise and understand aspects of lived experience of haemodialysis83%
H
Harwood and Clark81 (Canada)2012Qualitative metasynthesisDecision-making about treatment modalities in CKD16Understand how people with CKD decide on treatment modalities and to explain underuse of home dialysis83%
H
Makaroff82 (Canada)2012Qualitative metasynthesisLived experience of end-stage CKD13Understand experiences of people with end-stage CKD aiming to inform future interventions77%
M
Moustakas et al83 (Australia)2012Mixed methods (integrative) reviewSupportive care needs of older people with advanced CKD4/12Identify and characterise supportive care needs of older people with advanced CKD, to inform future research and intervention design66%
M
Tong et al84 (Australia)2013Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesPerspectives of adults living with peritoneal dialysis39Identify and characterise experiences, attitudes and beliefs relating to peritoneal dialysis83%
H
Casey et al85 (Australia)2014Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesPerspectives on haemodialysis vascular access46Identify and characterise the psychosocial impact of vascular access for haemodialysis, and the concerns, beliefs and attitudes of patients during treatment. Informing strategies to maximise quality of life and quality of care88%
H
Luckett et al86 (Australia)2014Mixed methods (integrative) reviewAdvance care planning for adults6/54Identification of advance care planning interventions and evaluations and inform understanding of barriers and facilitators to implementation100%
H
Palmer et al87 (New Zealand)2014Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesPatients view of dietary and fluid restrictions in CKD46How people with CKD meet the challenge of managing complex fluid and dietary requirements, to inform clinical practice83%
H
Tong et al88 (Australia)2014Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesWomen's experiences of pregnancy and CKD15Identify and characterise factors that affect how women with CKD experience pregnancy, to inform shared decision-making processes and to optimise quality of care and quality of life83%
H
Tong et al89 (Australia)2014Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesPatient and caregiver perspectives on end-of-life care26Synthesising patients and caregiver views on decisions to initiate or withdraw from dialysis and for end-of-life care in CKD, to inform strategies to optimise quality of care and quality of life83%
H
Walker et al90 (Australia)2014Qualitative systematic review with thematic analysis of studiesPatient and caregiver perspectives on home dialysis24Describe patient and caregiver experiences of home dialysis to inform the development of service interventions83%
H
  • CKD, chronic kidney disease.