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.
The original JPAT was conducted on new ESRD patients starting on hemodialysis therapy.
It is noted in the findings of this study, that at least eight (16%) of the 49 hemodialysis patients were fully capable, as determined by the JPAT, of doing home dialysis, but clearly were on in-centre hemodialysis.