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Abstract: PO1059

Integrating Healthcare Education for Nephrology Best Practice – Topic Tagging and What Is "Deemed" Clinically Relevant Context: A Quantitative Perspective

Session Information

  • Educational Research
    November 04, 2021 | Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: Educational Research

  • 800 Educational Research


  • Muhammad, Shahid N., The University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, United Kingdom

Technology has allowed patients with Long-Term Conditions (LTCs) to access information through websites, portals, and Patient-centred organisations. 1) To understand, retrospectively, whether there has been an education neglect as part of healthcare delivery and 2) To understand if technology can help join up education.


Fourteen (14) topic tags were applied over 1-month (March and April 2020) between groups the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) (est.2009) and the Kidney Disease and Renal Support (KDARs) (est.2014) for Kids platforms. Group disclaimers encouraged informed consent. GDPR (2018) guidelines were implemented to ensure best practice surrounding confidentiality and data protection.


2,560 threads were topic tagged between two groups. For adults, educational gaps surround Renal Replacement Therapy (166 tags, 12.66%); Lab Tests and Biomarkers (137 tags, 10.50%) and Medication and Pharmacy (135 tags, 10.29%). For paediatrics and young people, educational gaps include Medication and Pharmacy (148 tags, 11.85%); Renal Replacement Therapy (133 tags, 10.65%); Peer Support (125 tags, 10.01%) and Nursing (115 tags, 9.20%).


Online educational modules should complement CKD pathways, and be delivered by wider Allied Health Professionals. This is the first UK retrospective study that examines clinically relevant educational gaps between online paediatric and adult renal cohorts close to two decades. Education is where healthcare requires investment.