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Table 2 Demographics of the study population (n = 53)

From: Interventional study to improve adherence to phosphate binder treatment in dialysis patients

Characteristics  
Age in years, median, mean (range) 72, 68 (21–93)
Female, n (%) 16 (30)
Hemodialysis (HD), n (%) 37 (70)
Hemodiafiltration (HDF), n (%) 16 (30)
Dialysis months, median, mean (range) 28, 34 (4–140)
Number of medicines, median, mean (range) 13, 13 (7–20)
Patients using multidose drug dispensing aida, n 11
Patients using N05b=psycholeptics and/or N06b=psychoanaleptics, n 25
  1. aMultidose drug dispensing aid: meaning a sachet system where tablets and capsules for a particular date and dose time are packed in an individual sachet, labelled with date and time, the medicine details and the patient’s name. Sachets are prepared using automated packing technology [38]
  2. bWHO Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification. Psycholeptics = antipsychotics, anxiolytics, hypnotics and sedatives. Psychoanaleptics = antidepressants, psychostimulants and anti-dementia drugs