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Table 4 Health and disability measures by type of treatment, location and time on treatment

From: Recruitment and participant baseline characteristics in the dialysis outcomes in those aged 65 years or older study

  Not on dialysis (N = 56) Type of dialysis Location Time on dialysis
Characteristic Haemodialysis (n = 109) Peritoneal (n = 60) p value * Home (n = 70) In centre (n = 99) p value * Incident (< 1 year) (n = 50) Prevalent (1–3 years) (n = 57) Prevalent (>  3 years) (n = 62) p value *
EQ5D_VAS Health state today(median & IQR) 70 (50 to 80) 70 (60 to 80) 67.5 (50 to 80) 0.54 62.5 (50 to 80) 70 (60 to 80) 0.01 67.5 (50 to 80) 70 (60 to 80) 70 (50 to 80) 0.49
FACIT total score (median & IQR 91.4 (83.9 to 96.6) 90.5 (78.2 to 95.3) 90.2 (84.7 to 96.0) 0.90 90.1 (83.6 to 95.9) 91.2 (78.2 to 95.8) 0.64 85.7 (74.5 to 95.9) 90.1 (83.0 to 95.0) 91.7 (82.4 to 96.3) 0.09
Personal Wellbeing Index total score (median & IQR) 76.9 (66.3 to 87.5) 78.8 (68.8 to 87.5) 76.3 (62.5 to 83.8) 0.45 76.3 (62.5 to 83.8) 80 (68.9 to 87.5) 0.23 79.4 (65.0 to 85.6) 75.0 (65.0 to 83.8) 78.8 (70.0 to 87.5) 0.49
WHODAS score (median & IQR). 10.0 (5.0 to 15.0) 11.0 (6.0 to 17.5) 11.5 (5.0 to 19.0) 0.73 10.5 (5.0 to 19.0) 11.0 (6.0 to 18.0) 0.73 11.0 (5.0 to 17.0) 11.5 (8.0 to 16.0) 11.5 (5.0 to 19.0) 0.88
Kidney symptom score (Median & IQR) 78.4 (62.5 to 88.6) 81.3 (66.6 to 87.5) 77.1 (62.5 to 87.5) 0.15 79.2 (64.6 to 87.5) 81.3 (66.7 to 89.6) 0.53 79.2 (60.4 to 85.4) 81.3 (64.6 to 87.5) 81.3 (68.8 to 89.6) 0.87
  1. There were no missing values for EQ5D_VAS or the Kidney symptom score, 2 participants had missing WHODAS values, 21 participants had missing FACIT values (16 in the non dialysis group) and 29 participants had missing values from the Personal Wellbeing Index