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Table 4 Cluster associations with demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables

From: Healthcare decision-making in end stage renal disease-patient preferences and clinical correlates

Variable 1(Delegators) (n = 57) 3(Autonomists) (n = 66) p-value
Group
 Predialysis 30 (52.6 %) 15 (22.7 %) <0.001b
 Hospital 19 (33.3 %) 27 (40.9 %)
 Home 8 (14.0 %) 24 (36.4 %)
Age- Median (IQR) 67.0 (56.0-71.5) 52.0 (42.8-63.0) <0.001a
Employment
 Retired 39 (68.4 %) 22 (33.3 %) <0.001b
 Unemployed 6 (10.5 %) 24 (36.4 %)
 Self-employed 4 (7.0 %) 4 (6.1 %)
 Salaried 8 (14.0 %) 16 (24.2 %)
Marital Status
 Married or partner 34 (59.6 %) 43 (65.2 %) 0.051b
 Single 9 (15.8 %) 15 (22.7 %)
 Divorced or separated 4 (7.0 %) 6 (9.1 %)
 Widowed 10 (17.5 %) 2 (3.0 %)
CCI*
Median (IQR)
n = 56
5.0 (4.0-7.0)
n = 62
3.0 (2.8-5.0)
<0.001a
TMT A
Median (IQR)
n = 56
49.0 (38.0-61.5)
n = 64
37.5 (30.5-52.3)
0.008a
TMT B
Median (IQR)
n = 43
105.0 (84.0-137.0)
n = 54
72.0 (59.0-122.5)
0.007a
IS score
Median (IQR)
n = 57
84.38
(75.00-90.63)
n = 66
93.75
(81.25-100)
<0.001a
  1. *CCI: Charlson Comorbidity Index
  2. aMann-Whitney U test p-value
  3. bFisher’s exact test p-value
  4. Note: A sensitivity analyses was carried out with cut-off scores for the API-DM subscale for patient subgroups at 25/75 and at 35/65.The significant variable outcomes across all these analyses are comparable (Additional file 3: supplementary material provided)