TableĀ 3

Development of final themes and overarching concept

Category developmentFinal themesOverarching concepts
Arduous nature of dialysisInformed and autonomous decisionsThe patientsā€™ decision
Difficulties in getting to hospital
Previous experience of dialysis
Age as a reason not to start dialysis
Uncertainty about treatment optionsLess informed decisions
Not involved in treatment decisions*
Poor understanding of disease management
Confusion about treatments
  • *This early description can be tracked through the following tables, essential in demonstrating transparency.