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Table 3 Percentage of patients reporting no symptoms during dialysis, divided into three groups depending on whether systolic blood pressure (SBP) fell by 20 mmHg or greater (group 1), fell by less than 20 mmHg or increased by less than 10 mmHg (group 2), or increased by more than 10 mmHg (group 3)

From: Falls in systolic blood pressure during dialysis which require no nursing intervention are associated with increased patient intra-dialytic symptom self-reporting and prolonged post-dialysis recovery times

SymptomGroup 1Group 2Group 3
Tiredness31.531.438.2
Feeling cold42.639.438.2
Cramps48.750.352.8
Pruritus50.854.958.5
Low blood pressure50.853.567.5
Dizziness54.358.460.2
Backache56.360.565.9
Headache67.061.672.4
Short of breath72.172.176.4
Nausea75.672.780.5
Abdominal pain76.579.780.5