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Table 2 Comparison of ranks between respondents who have seen and have not seen the black particle

From: Potential causes of black-stained peritoneal dialysis tubing: an analysis from nurse practitioner’s prospect

  Unseen (N = 76) Rank Seen (N = 74) Rank
Use of povidone-iodine during transfer set change 3.37 1 3.50 1
Use of povidone-iodine for dressing 3.33 2 3.38 2
Patient history of peritonitis 3.18 3 2.86 3
Inadequate dialysis 3.16 5 2.84 4
Had dry abdomen period 2.80 10 2.72 5
Low serum albumin 2.99 7 2.69 6
Patient history of diabetes 2.93 8 2.65 7
Inadequate number of PD nurse 2.50 15 2.53 8
Lack of soaking transfer set in antiseptics 3.11 6 2.51 9
Care by patient’s relatives 2.74 11 2.43 10
Use APD 2.80 9 2.39 11
Dressing techniques 3.17 4 2.38 12
Use of Baxter (India) as dialysate 2.49 16 2.38 13
Use of Baxter (Singapore) as dialysate 2.34 18 2.35 14
Types of Tenchkoff catheter 2.53 14 2.29 15
Use of chlorhexidine during transfer set change 2.58 12 2.26 16
Use of chlorhexidine for dressing 2.54 13 2.23 17
Antibiotic prophylaxis 2.35 17 2.18 18
Use of Fresenius as dialysate 2.34 19 2.18 19
Use of GHP as dialysate 2.30 21 2.11 20
Inadequate number of nephrologist 2.12 22 2.09 21
Patient male gender 2.30 20 1.81 22
  1. Note: Data from the third round (N = 150).