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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies

From: Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature

Characteristic Number Percent
Country United States 21 47.7
  United Kingdom 15 34.1
  Canada 2 4.5
  Norway 2 4.5
  Australia 1 2.3
  Netherlands 1 2.3
  Philippines 1 2.3
  Taiwan 1 2.3
Year 1988-1999 3 6.8
  2000-2004 5 11.4
  2005-2009 4 9.1
  2010-2014 32 72.7
   2010 2 4.5
   2011 6 13.6
   2012 3 6.8
   2013 12 27.3
   2014 9 20.5
Design Qualitative 23 52.3
  Mixed method 6 13.6
  Randomized controlled trial 2 4.5
  1 group post-only 2 4.5
  1 group pre-post 3 6.8
  1 group longitudinal 1 2.3
  Cross-sectional survey 6 13.6
  Delphi 1 2.3
Setting Hospital 8 18.2
  Education 7 15.9
  Mental health 6 13.6
  Oncology 2 4.5
  Palliative care, hospice 4 9.1
  Internal medicine 2 4.5
  Emergency 2 4.5
  Long term care 2 4.5
  Medical-surgical 1 2.3
  Intensive care 1 2.3
  Burns 1 2.3
  Corrections 1 2.3
  Primary care 1 2.3
  Not specified 6 13.6
Samplea Patients 13 29.5
  Family, caregivers 3 6.8
  Students 8 18.2
   Medical students 4 9.1
   Nursing students 2 4.5
   Healthcare professional students (not specified) 2 4.5
  Clinicians 33 75.0
   Nurses 14 31.8
   Various 10 22.7
   Physicians 6 13.6
   Psychotherapist 1 2.3
   Physician assistant 1 2.3
  1. Note: a16 studies included multiple populations in their sample