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Table 2 Characteristics of participants

From: Decision-making experiences of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) regarding treatment in Ghana: a qualitative study

  Participant aRRT status Duration of Haemodialysis/Diagnosis Weekly sessions Payment for treatment Employment Other known chronic condition(s)
1 Agya HD 9 months 2 Out-of-pocket Retired None
2 Obrempong HD 12 months 3 Out-of-pocket Full time/ part-time Student Hypertension
3 Barima HD 1 month 2 Out-of-pocket Student None
4 Kantinka HD 15 months 2 Out-of-pocket Unemployed Hypertension
5 Nana HD 6 months 3 Sponsored Retired/Part-time teaching Hypertension, diabetes mellitus
6 Kwasi HD 5 years 2 Out-of-pocket Unemployed None
7 Onua HD 6 years 2 Sponsored Full time (healthcare) Hypertension
8 Wofa HD 11 years 3 Sponsored Retired Hypertension
9 Adwoa HD 19 months 2 Sponsored Full time (teaching) None
10 Abena HD 2 months 3 Out-of-pocket Full time (self-employed) Diabetes
11 Akua HD 4 years 2 Out-of-pocket (Support from Church and Rev. Minister) Full time (teaching) Hypertension
12 Eno HD 12 months 2 Out-of-pocket Unemployed (quit trading) None
13 Owoahene HD 12 months (3 days away from transplant) 2 Out-of-pocket Unemployed None
14 bPapa T 16 months (2 years transplant) 3 Out-of-pocket Full time (self-employed) Hypertension
15 Akonta N 21 months N/A Out-of-pocket Employed Sickle cell disease
16 Kwadwo N 3 years N/A Out-of-pocket Unemployed Hypertension
17 Kwabena N 1 year N/A Out-of-pocket Unemployed None
18 Kwaku N 4 months N/A Out-of-pocket Unemployed (quit driving) Hypertension
19 Yaw N 1 year N/A Out-of-pocket Unemployed (quit driving) None
20 Kofi N 3 months N/A Out-of-pocket Employed Hypertension
21 Kwame N 3 years N/A Out-of-pocket Unemployed None
22 Piesie N 2 years N/A Out-of-pocket Self-employed (trader) Hypertension
  1. aRRT Status – HD: Haemodialysis; T: kidney transplant; N: Non-dialysis
  2. bParticipant started haemodialysis before having transplant