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Table 2 Likert rating response for patient characteristics and system/patient factors stratified by home versus CHD nursing groups (median rating, interquartile range)*

From: Attitudes and perceptions of nephrology nurses towards dialysis modality selection: a survey study

  Home dialysis nurses CHD nurses P
Patient characteristics    
  Poor socioeconomic status 2, 1-4 5, 4-5 <0.001
  Multiple chronic illnesses 2, 1-3 5, 4-5 <0.001
  No education after high school 2, 1-3 4, 4-5 <0.001
  Age greater than 70 years 2, 1-3 4, 3-5 <0.001
  English not primary language 2, 2-2 4, 3-5 <0.001
  Working or studying part-time or   full-time 1, 1-1 2, 1-3 <0.001
  No patient caregivers or   social supports 2, 1-3 5, 4-5 <0.001
Patient factors    
  Better patient quality of life 1, 1-1 1, 1-4 0.01
  Better patient survival 1, 1-1 3, 1-5 0.001
  Lower cost to patients 1, 1-2 4, 2-5 0.003
  Lower risk of catastrophic events   to patients 2, 1-3 5, 3-5 <0.001
System factors    
  Lower cost to the healthcare system 1, 1-1 2, 1-5 <0.001
  Employment and job security for   current dialysis nurses 2, 1-3 5, 4-5 <0.001
  1. *Likert rating: 1: Home dialysis strongly preferred, 2: Home dialysis somewhat preferred, 3: Neither CHD or home dialysis preferred, 4: CHD somewhat preferred, 5: CHD strongly preferred.