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Table 3 Quality of the decision

From: Choice of dialysis modality: patients’ experiences and quality of decision after shared decision-making

  Statements Total
(n = 148)
Home-based treatment (n = 121) Hospital-based treatment
(n = 24)
Knowledge items 1. Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment that takes 30 min once a day 82% 86% 75%
2. You need a specific room for dialysis 78% 81% 63%
3. I can eat and drink whatever I like when I am on any type of dialysis 68% 69% 58%
4. I can go on holiday if I am on dialysis 96% 97% 96%
5. Dialysis is usually only needed for a few months 95% 96% 92%
6. Home haemodialysis is suitable for people who want to take responsibility for their own treatment 74% 75% 67%
  Total knowledge score 82% 84% 75%
Readiness items 7. I know the options available to me 97% 98% 96%
8. I understand the options available to me 99% 99% 100%
9. I am aware of the advantages of each option 93% 95% 88%
10. I am aware of the disadvantages of each option 88% 88% 83%
11. I know how I feel about each option 73% 75% 67%
12. I can imagine what it would be like to live with each option 68% 69% 71%
  Total readiness score 86% 87% 84%
  1. Three patients were undecided, and they are included in the total sample but not in the home-based sample or the hospital-based sample