Learning Objective 1: understand defer the progression of chronic kidney disease in the lifestyle.
Learning Objective 2: understanding the lifestyle of patients in their early stages of chronic kidney disease may serve as a guide for future modifications in lifestyle.
This study is a designed case-control study, and adopts secondary data analysis. The original data came from the research project collected in 2006, entitled "Investigating the Lifestyle and its Related Factors among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in the Early Stages," which was funded by the National Science Council. From the original 3 year program; this research will utilize data from the first and second year, the case group consisted of patients who were diagnosed by doctors to be in stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and the control group included those who were never diagnosed by a doctor to have chronic kidney disease. Instruments utilized in the study comprised of the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II) form which was developed by Walker & Hill-Polerecky, and the Typical Week Physical Activity Survey (TWPAS) constructed by Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). The research purpose aims to understand the unhealthy lifestyles of the patients. Understanding the lifestyle of patients in their early stages of chronic kidney disease may serve as a guide for future modifications in lifestyle.