Table 5.

Relationship between CAHPS-ICH scores and global rating items and key patient characteristics

Patient CharacteristicComposite ScoresGlobal Ratings
Nephrologist Communication 
(1–4)Quality of Care (1–4)Patient Information (0–1)Kidney Doctor (1–3)Dialysis Center Staff (1–3)Dialysis Center 
(1–3)
Age (yr)
 <403.60 [0.05]3.43 [0.05]0.87 [0.02]2.75 [0.05]2.33 [0.08]2.49 [0.07]
 40 to <553.70 [0.04]3.44 [0.04]0.86 [0.02]2.77 [0.05]2.57 [0.06]2.54 [0.06]
 55 to <703.74 [0.03]3.49 [0.04]0.83 [0.02]2.70 [0.04]2.56 [0.05]2.60 [0.05]
 ≥703.64 [0.05]3.49 [0.04]0.82 [0.02]2.67 [0.05]2.59 [0.06]2.58 [0.06]
 Overall3.67 (P=0.13; n=384)3.46 (P=0.68; n=384)0.85 (P=0.19; n=382)2.72 (P=0.56; n=383)2.51 (P=0.13; n=380)2.55 (P=0.70; n=383)
Sex
 Male3.69 [0.02]3.49 [0.02]0.85 [0.01]2.70 [0.03]2.54 [0.03]2.63 [0.03]
 Female3.69 [0.02]3.43 [0.02]0.83 [0.01]2.75 [0.03]2.53 [0.03]2.48 [0.03]
 Overall3.69 (P=0.87; n=379)3.46 (P=0.24; n=379)0.84 (P=0.52; n=377)2.72 (P=0.39; n=378)2.53 (P=0.91; n=375)2.55 (P=0.03; n=378)
BMI (kg/m2)
 <203.59 [0.09]3.42 [0.12]0.88 [0.04]2.56 [0.11]2.42 [0.18]2.27 [0.17]
 20 to <253.66 [0.04]3.38 [0.06]0.86 [0.02]2.71 [0.06]2.43 [0.08]2.41 [0.08]
 25 to <303.70 [0.04]3.48 [0.05]0.85 [0.02]2.72 [0.05]2.57 [0.07]2.67 [0.07]
 ≥303.71 [0.05]3.47 [0.05]0.84 [0.02]2.78 [0.05]2.55 [0.08]2.59 [0.07]
 Overall3.66 (P=0.70; n=356)3.44 (P=0.41; n=356)0.86 (P=0.88; n=354)2.69 (P=0.47; n=355)2.49 (P=0.37; n=352)2.48 (P=0.01; n=355)
Ethnicity
 White/Caucasian3.72 [0.04]3.53 [0.04]0.87 [0.02]2.76 [0.05]2.63 [0.05]2.72 [0.05]
 African American3.63 [0.04]3.40 [0.04]0.82 [0.02]2.67 [0.05]2.41 [0.06]2.40 [0.06]
 Hispanic/Latino3.77 [0.05]3.55 [0.06]0.82 [0.03]2.81 [0.06]2.66 [0.07]2.68 [0.07]
 Other3.66 [0.06]3.27 [0.07]0.83 [0.03]2.55 [0.09]2.33 [0.09]2.30 [0.09]
 Overall3.69 (P=0.17; n=377)3.44 (P=0.01; n=377)0.84 (P=0.10; n=375)2.70 (P=0.10; n=376)2.51 (P=0.003; n=373)2.53 (P=0.001; n=376)a
Employment status
 Employed3.72 [0.03]3.43 [0.04]0.84 [0.02]2.76 [0.04]2.59 [0.06]2.65 [0.06]
 Unemployed3.72 [0.04]3.54 [0.04]0.86 [0.02]2.73 [0.04]2.60 [0.05]2.61 [0.05]
 Retired3.62 [0.04]3.42 [0.04]0.85 [0.02]2.65 [0.05]2.41 [0.06]2.46 [0.06]
 Other3.74 [0.04]3.38 [0.08]0.78 [0.03]2.76 [0.06]2.54 [0.09]2.41 [0.08]
 Overall3.70 (P=0.24; n=361)3.44 (P=0.12; n=361)0.83 (P=0.14; n=359)2.73 (P=0.44; n=360)2.53 (P=0.08; n=357)2.53 (P=0.07; n=360)
Time diagnosed with CKD (yr)
 <23.61 [0.06]3.56 [0.05]0.87 [0.02]2.65 [0.07]2.61 [0.08]2.58 [0.08]
 2 to <43.64 [0.05]3.43 [0.05]0.84 [0.02]2.62 [0.06]2.50 [0.06]2.54 [0.07]
 4 to <63.69 [0.05]3.51 [0.05]0.86 [0.02]2.74 [0.06]2.58 [0.06]2.56 [0.06]
 ≥63.71 [0.04]3.39 [0.04]0.82 [0.02]2.78 [0.05]2.42 [0.06]2.53 [0.06]
 Overall3.66 (P=0.53; n=295)3.47 (P=0.09; n=295)0.85 (P=0.38; n=295)2.70 (P=0.23; n=294)2.53 (P=0.23; n=291)2.55 (P=0.97; n=294)
Dialysis history (yr)
 <13.72 [0.04]3.57 [0.04]0.86 [0.02]2.70 [0.05]2.65 [0.05]2.66 [0.06]
 1 to <23.76 [0.04]3.56 [0.04]0.86 [0.02]2.78 [0.05]2.55 [0.06]2.60 [0.06]
 2 to <33.65 [0.04]3.43 [0.05]0.87 [0.02]2.73 [0.05]2.61 [0.06]2.54 [0.07]
 ≥33.65 [0.04]3.42 [0.04]0.80 [0.02]2.73 [0.04]2.48 [0.05]2.53 [0.05]
 Overall3.69 (P=0.19; n=355)3.49 (P=0.04; n=355)0.85 (P=0.03; n=355)2.74 (P=0.76; n=354)2.57 (P=0.21; n=351)2.58 (P=0.42; n=354)
Vascular access
 IV catheter3.76 [0.04]3.58 [0.04]0.84 [0.02]2.72 [0.05]2.59 [0.06]2.63 [0.06]
 AV fistula3.68 [0.03]3.45 [0.03]0.84 [0.01]2.73 [0.04]2.55 [0.05]2.56 [0.05]
 Other3.65 [0.05]3.37 [0.05]0.84 [0.02]2.68 [0.05]2.40 [0.07]2.46 [0.07]
 Overall3.70 (P=0.20; n=379)3.47 (P=0.03; n=379)0.84 (P=0.94; n=377)2.71(P=0.82; n=378)2.51 (P=0.23; n=375)2.55 (P=0.36; n=378)
Ever received anemia education
 Yes3.74 [0.02]3.51 [0.03]0.89 [0.01]2.73 [0.03]2.60 [0.03]2.62 [0.03]
 No3.65 [0.02]3.42 [0.03]0.78 [0.01]2.71 [0.03]2.46 [0.03]2.49 [0.03]
 Overall3.69 (P=0.05; n=356)3.47 (P=0.08; n=356)0.84 (P=0.001; n=354)a2.72 (P=0.71; n=355)2.53 (P=0.04; n=352)2.56 (P=0.06; n=356)
  • Data are presented as adjusted mean scores, with the SEM of the difference [between adjusted mean score and overall score]). AV, arteriovenous; IV, intravenous.

  • a Indicates a significant result.