Table 2

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicsInterviewees (n)(%)
Gender
 Male29(69)
 Female13(31)
Age
 20–291(2)
 30–396(14)
 40–4917(41)
 50–5913(31)
 60–695(12)
Role
 Nephrologist28(67)
 Nurse14(33)
Years of nephrology experience
 ≤106(14)
 11–2017(41)
 21–3010(24)
 >309(21)
Location (city, country) of primary dialysis centre
 Marseille, France12(29)
 Arles, France1(2)
 Bari, Italy1(2)
 Rome, Italy1(2)
 Potsdam, Germany1(2)
 Buenos Aires, Argentina1(2)
 Taranto, Italy1(2)
 Stockholm, Sweden1(2)
 Malmo, Sweden1(2)
 Marsala, Italy3(7)
 Nissoria, Italy3(7)
 Lisbon, Portugal16(38)