Identification of Research Priorities of Veterinary Surgeons and Cat Owners with regard to the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Cats

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

chronic kidney disease among cats

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Europe - United Kingdom

Why was it conducted at all?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in older cats and causes weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting and many other unpleasant clinical signs. We cannot cure CKD, but there are now a number of treatments available that may slow the progression of the disease, reduce the severity of the signs and potentially increase life expectancy.

What was the objective?

to identify uncertainties about the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats

What was the outcome?

a list of 10 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

JLA method

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey to identify the questions about the treatment of feline CKD. Step 2: data processing and check against evidence: 28 unique research questions. Step 3: interim ranking. Step 5: final prioritization: top 10 most important questions identified

Which stakeholders took part?

Cat owners, veterinary surgeons

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.