Table 1

Demographic characteristics of donors and transplant professionals participating in the focus group interviews and pilot study of the internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (ICBT) intervention

Mean±SD (range)
n (%)
Participants of the focus group interviews
Donor characteristics (n=13)
Female gender9 (69)
Age (years)58.8±11.5 (30–74)
Donation type
 Direct10 (77)
 Kidney exchange1 (8)
 Altruistic2 (15)
Time since donation (years)2.4±1.7 (0.6–7.0)
Donation professionals’ characteristics (n=5)
Type professional
 Nephrologist1 (20)
 Donation coordinating nurse1 (20)
 Medical social worker3 (60)
Work experience in transplantation care (years)6.0±4.2 (3–13)
Participants of pilot study on the ICBT intervention
Characteristics of donors and donor candidates (n=8)
Female gender5 (63)
Age (years)58.6±11.4 (38–74)
Donation type
 Direct6 (75)
 Kidney exchange1 (13)
 Altruistic1 (13)
Time between donation and ICBT intervention (months)
 Before donation (n = 2) M = 1.5 ± 0.4
 Time after donation (n = 6) M = 6.4 ± 3.6