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* 1. What is your age?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. What profession are you?

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* 5. How many years have you been qualified in your profession?

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* 6. How long have you worked in the renal speciality?

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* 7. Which of the following do you consider to be part of cachexia in renal disease? Select all that apply.

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* 8. In which cases have you seen a treatment for cachexia being prescribed?
Select all that apply.

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* 9. What percentage of (involuntary) weight loss from baseline do you consider a patient to be cachectic and need to start treatment?

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* 10. What percentage of (involuntary) weight loss over the previous 12 months do you consider a patient to be cachectic ?

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* 11. What are the factors that are considered in clinical practice when an agent is being used to treat cachexia in renal disease and rate the importance of each factor?

  Least important Neutral Most important N/A
Ability to promote weight gain
Ability to maintain at current weight /prevent further weight loss
Lack of side-effects
Improvement of fatigue 
Improvement in quality of life
Ease of insurance approval
Ease / convenience of dosing
Personal clinical experience with product
Onset of action
Formal indication / policy
Available in multiple formulations
Relieve family distress

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* 12. In your opinion what are they key goals of first line treatment for cachexia in renal disease? Select all that apply.

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* 13. What improvements would you like to see in treatment of renal cachexia? Select all that apply.

We would like to know if you would be interested in participating in an additional interview about renal cachexia over the telephone at a time that is convenient for you. Additionally we will be running face-to-face group discussions (in English and Italian) at the EDTNA/ERCA 2018 conference, in relation to renal cachexia.


Your participation in the interview / group discussion will require you to provide contact information but no identifiable information will be published. To take part in an interview / group discussion Click Here

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