However, only eight participants were suitable for HHD therapy, as indicated by their scores on the JPAT.
The relationship between hemodialysis patient perceptions of HHD, as measured by the Patient Perception Survey, and self-care ability, as measured by the JPAT, was determined using Kendall's Tau-C.
Although 53% are predicted to do HHD therapy based on the TPB, 84% are not suitable for HHD therapy according to the JPAT.
7% of the participants have altered physical status, as determined by the JPAT, which impedes their ability to be suitable for HHD therapy, as indicated by the JPAT scoring sheet.
Percentage of participants who scored good, marginal, and inadequate in each of the six subscales on the modified JPAT (N = 49) Subscale Good Marginal Inadequate Per cent Per cent Per cent Physical 24.
For the purpose of this study, the JPAT was modified to be a self-administered survey, as opposed to the original survey, which was an interview format.
Overall 80% of the participants agreed that the JPAT items were relevant, ranging from 68% (communication), 73% (nutritional status), 81% (ability to maintain care), 85% (psychological) to 92% (social support).
Overall, the JPAT was perceived as a useful and comprehensive tool (70%), which is easy to use (83%) and well-structured (92%) (Table 2).
This study evaluated the JPAT tool by seeking opinions from nurses and allied health staff who provided training and management of patients on HHD on the clinical relevance and areas for the tool refinement.
The validated JPAT was developed for nurses and allied health staff to assess the patients being referred for HHD, thus JPAT is best described as a subsequent and supplement assessment tool rather than being equal to the MATCH-D.
only one-third of the respondents had used the JPAT.
The study found the JPAT overall a well-structured and useful assessment tool for HHD suitability prior to HHD training.