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Table 2 Focus group participant characteristics from 9 primary care clinics (n = 41)a,b

From: Clinician experiences of healthy lifestyle promotion and perceptions of digital interventions as complementary tools for lifestyle behavior change in primary care

  Count (n) Proportion (%)
Women 35 85.4
Mean age (SD) 50.5 (10.0)  
 Profession
  Physician 10 24.3
  District nurse 5 12.2
  Registered nurse 12 29.3
  Psychologist 5 12.2
  Social worker 2 4.9
  Physiotherapist 4 9.8
  Nutritionist 1 2.4
  Registered nurse in specialist training 1 2.4
  Medical secretary 1 2.4
Full-time employee (100% of fulltime) 31 75.1
Part-time employee (75–90% part-time) 10 24.4
General practice clinic 20 55.6
General practice clinic with specialist competence 13 36.1
Individual patient visits per week (mean; SD) 30.7 (20.0)  
 How large a proportion of your patients do you ask about lifestyle behaviors? (mean; SD)   71.6 (25.8)
How many times do you bring up lifestyle behaviors with your patients during a normal week’s work?
  < 5 times 6 19.4
 5 times or more 25 80.6
Your experience of working with healthy lifestyle promotion
 Mostly positive 21 55.3
 Mixed experiences 17 44.7
 Mostly negative 0 0
  1. aData were available for 9 of the 10 clinics where focus group interviews were conducted
  2. bParticipants responded to questionnaires handed out at the beginning of the interview. Where “n” differs from 41, data are missing