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Table 3 Proportion of nurses selecting “agree” or “strongly agree” in response to the question: “peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis can be performed on patients with the following characteristics”

From: An education initiative modifies opinions of hemodialysis nurses towards home dialysis

  Peritoneal dialysis* Home hemodialysis*
Characteristic Before initiative After initiative Before initiative After initiative
Poor socioeconomic status 80% 92% 73% 90%
Non-compliant with in-center HD 37% 90% 25% 84%
No education after high school 93% 97% 88% 98%
Limited home space 54% 85% 38% 69%
Multiple chronic illnesses 54% 93% 62% 91%
Age >70 years 74% 96% 72% 96%
No family caregivers 57% 93% 43% 85%
Large body mass 53% 96% 72% 97%
Impaired cognition 27% 81% 19% 79%
Poor visual acuity 29% 89% 20% 78%
Poor motor strength 29% 78% 26% 74%
  1. *P < 0.001 for comparisons of each characteristic before and after initiative.