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Table 1 Inclusion/exclusion criteria

From: Improving management of needle distress during the journey to dialysis through psychological education and training—the INJECT study feasibility pilot protocol

~ 25 Haemodialysis (HD) patients
Inclusion Exclusion
Step 1
• > 18 years
• English speaking
• Commencing HD within study timeframe (incident patients)
• Already receiving HD
• Current AV fistula or graft being used for cannulation
• In-patient or outpatient
• Unable to give written consent
• Currently receiving psychological therapy/intervention for needle fear/distress
• Inability to complete patient self-management modules (e.g. due to literacy, vision impairment, cognitive deficits)
• No current exposure to dialysis needles
• DFIQ < 2
Step 2
• HD patients: DFIQ score ≥ 2