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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the MESMI study

From: The devil is in the detail - a multifactorial intervention to reduce blood pressure in co-existing diabetes and chronic kidney disease: a single blind, randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria
* Patients of either gender aged ≥ 18 years of age
* Able to comprehend English (English proficiency test > Not at all)
* Mentally competent (Abbreviated Mental Test score > 6)
* Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes recorded in patient's medical record
* Chronic kidney disease defined by an estimated Modified Diet in
* Renal Disease glomerular filtration rate (MDRD-eGFR) of ≤ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and/or:
* Diabetic kidney disease defined by Malb/Cr ratios > 2.0 mg/mmol for men, > 3.5 mg/mmol for women or an elevated 24 hour urine albumin of > 30 mg over 24 hours
* Systolic hypertension ≥130 mmHg for the previous two clinic visits & prescribed antihypertensive medication/s
Exclusion criteria
* Impending dialysis defined by an eGFR less than 15 mL/min/1.73 m2
* Pregnancy
* A new diagnosis of cancer
* A mental illness not stabilized with medication