Table 1

Focus group topic guide

Topic guide areaQuestions
Impact of haemodialysisHow has your life changed since starting dialysis?
Which aspects of your life have been most affected?
Are you happy with the treatment that you receive?
Thoughts and feelings about healthHow do you feel about your situation?
Do you have any concerns about your future health?
What bothers you most about your health at present?
SupportWhat has helped you to cope with the lifestyle changes associated with dialysis?