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Table 4 Characteristics of participants in Phase 2

From: Development of a measure for patients preparing to start dialysis and their partners: The Starting Dialysis Questionnaire (SDQ)

  Patients
(n = 5)
Partners
(n = 5)
Male n (%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
Age M (range) 62 (40–78) 58 (40–77)
Married n (%) 5 (100%) 5 (100%)
White British n (%) 4 (80%) 4 (80%)
Employment status n (%)   
Retired 4 (80%) 4 (80%)
Unable to work 1 (20%)
Full-time employment 1 (20%)
Phase of dialysis n (%)   
Pre-dialysis 1 (20%)  
Established 4 (80%)  
Length of time on dialysis—months (range) 21 (16–30)
Mode of dialysis* n (%)   
Haemodialysis 3 (60%)
Peritoneal dialysis 2 (40%)
  1. Phase of dialysis refers the point in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) trajectory the patients were at and defined as ‘pre-dialysis’ if receiving care for ESRD but not yet on a dialysis or a recipient of a renal transplant and ‘established’ if the patient had been on dialysis for > 16 months
  2. * Current mode of those on dialysis or intended mode of patients in the pre-dialysis phase