Table 1: Demographic and characteristics of participant.

Variable Participants
Patients Caregivers Health Care Professionals
General practitioner Nephrologist Nurse
Gender
Men
Women

4
7


3


2

1

4
4
Age
20-30
31-40
41-50
51-60
61-70

4
3
2
1
1




1
2
Marital status
Married
Single

7
4

3
Jobs
Employed (full/part time)
Unemployed
Retired

3
6
2


3
Educations
High school
Diploma
Physician
Nephrologist

8
3

3



2




1


8
Duration of hemodialysis
< 12 months
1 – 3 years
4 – 6 years
>7 years

2
3
3
3
Health insurance
Yes
No

11
O
Time caring for patients
< 12 months
1-5 years
>5 years

2
4
5



3
Time working as a renal health care professional
1-5 years
6-10 years
>10 years

1

1



1

4
3
1
Relationship with patients
Spouse
Parents

1
2

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