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Table 1 Demographic information of participants in individual interviews and focus groups

From: Design and introduction of a quality of life assessment and practice support system: perspectives from palliative care settings

  Palliative Home Care Palliative Inpatient Care
  Patients Family caregivers Clinicians at primary site Clinicians at other sites Patients Family caregivers Clinicians
Sample size 15 12 21 25 3 5 25
Age
 Median 73 68 45 49 61 57 43
 Range (min - max) 46–95 56–89 34–61 35–60 58–66 51–62 23–63
 Missing (%) 0 1(8%) 3(14%) 1(4%) 0 0 3(12%)
Gender
 Male 12 3 0 3 1 1 4
 Female 3 9 19 22 2 4 20
 Missing (%) 0 0 2(10%) 0 0 0 1(4%)
Highest education Level
 Less than High School 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 High School 4 6 0 0 0 1 0
 College/Diploma 4 2 5 5 1 2 1
 University (Bachelor) 4 2 8 15 1 1 16
 Graduate 2 1 6 5 1 1 7
 Missing (%) 0 1(8%) 2(10%) 0 0 0 1(4%)
Occupation
 Medical doctor 2 0 2
 Registered Nurse 16 21 19
 Licensed Practical Nurse 1 1 0
 Other 1 3 3
 Missing (%) 1(5%) 0 1(4%)
Years in position
 Median 6 8 8
 Range (min - max)    1–15 1–26    1–26
 Missing (%)    1(5%) 0    1(4%)
Position
 Casual 1 3 3
 Permanent 14 19 19
 Administration 5 3 1
 Missing 1(5%) 0 2(8%)
Country/continent of birth
 Canada 11 7 15 22 1 3 18
 Asia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
 Europe 4 3 0 2 0 1 3
 Other 0 1 2 1 0 1 3
 Missing (%) 0% 1(8%) 2(10%) 0 2(67%) 0% 1(4%)