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2022 May 19




The Symptom Monitoring with Feedback Trial (SWIFT): protocol for a registry-based cluster randomised controlled trial in haemodialysis.


Greenham L, Bennett PN, Dansie K, Viecelli AK, Jesudason S, Mister R, Smyth B, Westall P, Herzog S, Brown C, Handke W, Palmer SC, Caskey FJ, Couchoud C, Simes J, McDonald SP, Morton RL
Trials. 2022 May 19; 23(1):419.
PMID: 35590395.


Kidney failure prevalence is increasing worldwide. Haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation are undertaken to extend life with kidney failure. People receiving haemodialysis commonly experience fatigue, pain, nausea, cramping, itching, sleeping difficulties, anxiety and depression. This symptom burden contributes to poor health-related quality of life (QOL) and is a major reason for treatment withdrawal and death. The Symptom monitoring WIth Feedback Trial (SWIFT) will test the hypothesis that regular symptom monitoring with feedback to people receiving haemodialysis and their treating clinical team can improve QOL.