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Table 1 PrepareME eligibility criteria: inclusion criteria

From: Pre-trial qualitative work with health care professionals to refine the design and delivery of a randomised controlled trial on kidney care

PrepareME patient eligibility criteria
Patients known to renal services with new or existing stage 5 CKD (eGFR <15, with at least one result confirming this in the last 12 months) and
- Aged 65+ with a World Health Organisation (WHO) performance status 3+, or
- Aged 65+ with a Davies co-morbidity score 2+, or
- Aged 80+.
WHO performance status classification: 0 = Fully active, able to carry out all normal activities without restriction; 1 = Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature; 2 = Ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities; up and about more than 50% of waking hours; 3 = Symptomatic and in a chair or in bed for greater than 50% of the day but not bedridden; 4 = Completely disabled; cannot carry out any self-care; totally confined to bed or chair.
Davies co-morbidity score: Each of the following scores one point: Malignancy, ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease (including stroke), left ventricular dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, systemic collagen vascular disease, other significant pathology (including COPD, cirrhosis, psychiatric illness or HIV).
  1. CKD chronic kidney disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, WHO world health organisation