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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: “Was that a success or not a success?”: a qualitative study of health professionals’ perspectives on support for people with long-term conditions

Participants in individual interviews (N = 26)
Professional backgrounds N Gender N
General practitioners 4 Male 11
Practice nurses 2 Female 15
Nurse specialists – diabetes 5  
Nurse specialists – Parkinson’s 2 Location of practice N
Support worker 1 London 8
Dietician 1 North of England 6
Physiotherapist 1 Scotland 12
Clinical psychologist 1   
Medical specialist – diabetes 1   
Medical specialist – elderly care 1   
Medical specialist – neurology 6   
Medical specialist – psychiatry 1   
Participants in Group discussions (N = 30) N
Regional group of (medical) specialists Parkinson’s Scotland 11
Regional group of nurses/allied health professionals Diabetes Northern England 6
Regional group of nurses/allied health professionals Parkinson’s Scotland 3
Mixed professional group, working in same area Diabetes Scotland 7
Mixed professional group, working in same service Diabetes London 3
  1. Note: 5 professionals who took part in individual interviews also participated in a discussion group