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Table 5 Most important consideration when making the decision – quantitative responses

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

Total sample
(n = 148)
Home-based treatment
(n = 121)
Hospital-based treatment
(n = 24)
Impact on your lifestyle
72%
Having your treatment at home
88%
Something else
38%
Having your treatment at home
72%
Impact on your lifestyle
81%
Impact on your lifestyle
29%
Length of time taken for each treatment
20%
Length of time taken for each treatment
20%
Frequency of each treatment
25%
Frequency of each treatment
20%
Frequency of each treatment
19%
Distance to nearest dialysis unit
21%
Distance to nearest dialysis unit
11%
Distance to nearest dialysis unit
11%
Medical factors
17%
Something elsea
11%
Something elsea
6%
Unsureb
13%
Medical factors
5%
  Having your treatment at home
4%
Unsureb
3%
  
  1. a‘Something else’ is chosen when the patient wishes to specify a factor that is not included in the considerations given in the questionnaire
  2. b‘Unsure’ is when the patient is not sure what has been the most important consideration