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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patients and caregivers participating in phase 2

From: An exploration of the prevalence and experience of cardiac cachexia: protocol for a mixed methods cross-sectional study

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Patients
Same as phase 1 Not identified as suffering from cardiac cachexia (based on the results of phase 1)
Caregivers
Are aged 18 and over Lacking the capacity to give consent
Able to read, write and speak English Under the age of 18
Have face-to-face contact with the patient more than 5 times per week  
Be nominated by the patient  
Be physically and mentally capable of participation (self-assessment)  
Willing to be involved