Table 1

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicsInterviewees (n (%))
Patients (n=22)
 Gender
  Male16 (73)
  Female6 (27)
 Age
  30–391(5)
  40–495 (23)
  50–595 (23)
  60–697 (31)
  70–794 (18)
 Time on dialysis
  <1 year3 (14)
  1–5 years11 (50)
  6–10 years4 (18)
  >10 years4 (18)
 Vascular access
  Central venous catheter2 (9)
  Fistula20 (91)
 Has a family caregiver
  Yes9 (41)
  No13 (59)
 Travel time to dialysis centre
  <10 min3 (14)
  10–30 min18 (81)
  31–60 min1 (5)
Caregivers (n=20)
 Gender
  Male3 (15)
  Female17 (85)
 Age (years)
  30–391 (5)
  40–497 (35)
  50–594 (20)
  60–697 (35)
  70–791 (5)
 Years as a caregiver
  <11 (5)
  1–512 (60)
  6–103 (15)
  >104 (20)
 Relationship to patient
  Spouse or partner12 (60)
  Parent1 (5)
  Child6 (30)
  Sibling1 (5)