Informal caregiver project

The informal caregiver project is an extension of the DOMESTICO project.

The aim of this project is to study the effect of starting (home) dialysis on informal caregivers of dialysis patients (participating in DOMESTICO). This project studies both positive and negative experiences, in particular whether differences exist between informal caregivers of home dialysis patients and in-centre dialysis patients. Participating informal caregivers fill out a series of questionnaires at three points, which measure positive and negative experiences and assess their HRQoL. With this information, informal caregivers can be better supported.

For this project, we recieved a grant from the Dutch Kidney Foundation.