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Table 2 Characteristics of exemplar participants by Account

From: Differences in the perceived role of the healthcare provider in delivering vascular health checks: a Q methodology study

Account Descriptive label % of total variance accounted for Characteristics of exemplar participants
1 Healthcare professional as active facilitator of lifestyle change 21 Female Health Care Assistant, age 33, White British
Female Health Care Assistant, age 49, White British
Female Health Care Assistant, age 65, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 54, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 55, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 35, White British
Female General Practitioner, age 39, South Asian
Female General Practitioner, age 42, Mixed
Male General Practitioner, age 42, White British
Male General Practitioner, age 44, White British
Male General Practitioner, age 31, White British
2 Lifestyle change not medication: but patients responsible for change 14 Female Community Pharmacist, age 56, White British
Female Health Care Assistant, age 45, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 59, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 52, White British
Female General Practitioner Registrar, age 29, White British
Female General Practitioner Registrar, age 31, White British
Female General Practitioner, age 54, White British
Male General Practitioner, age 50, White British
Male General Practitioner Registrar, age 40, South Asian
Male General Practitioner Registrar, age 30, South Asian
3 Healthcare professional as educator 8 Female Practice Nurse, age 55, White British
Female Practice Nurse, age 37, White British
Female General Practitioner Registrar, age 30, Mixed
4 Change can be difficult: healthcare professional as role model with influence 13 Female Practice Nurse, age 44, Black
Female Practice Nurse, age 49, South Asian
Male General Practitioner Registrar, age 36, Black
5 The limited role of healthcare professionals in lifestyle change 6 Female Health Care Assistant, age 61, White British
Female Health Care Assistant, age 45, White British
    Male General Practitioner Registrar, age 28, White British