Table 2.

Patient satisfaction with dialysis treatment and with treatment education

Satisfaction MeasuresMean Rating of Patient's Current RRT
ICHDPDHHDTXESRD
Overall satisfaction with current RRT4.5 (5)5.2 (6)a,b5.5 (6)a,b6.1 (7)a5.4 (6)
Satisfaction with ICHD education before starting initial RRT4.8 (5)b4.8 (5)b4.8 (5)5.2 (5)5.0 (5)
Satisfaction with PD education before starting initial RRT4.9 (5)5.8 (7)a5.0 (5)5.5 (6)5.4 (6)
Satisfaction with HHD education before starting initial RRT4.9 (5)b5.2 (6)5.5 (6)5.4 (5)5.2 (5)
Satisfaction with TX education before starting initial RRT5.2 (6)b5.5 (6)4.7 (5)b,c5.9 (6)5.6 (6)
  • Ratings of 1 to 7, with a rating of 1 indicating being extremely dissatisfied and a rating of 7 indicating being extremely satisfied.

  • Mean score is statistically significantly (P < 0.05, minimum) different than aICHD,

  • b TX, and

  • c PD.