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Table 1 Bereaved carer participant profiles

From: The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

Participants of the semi-structured interviews
Gender Women: 14 bereaved carers
Men: 3 bereaved carers
Age Mean: 58.2 years
Median: 55 years
Range: 41–81 years
Relation to patient Daughter (n = 5)
Son (n = 2)
Wife (n = 7)
Partner (n = 1)
Daughter in-law (n = 1)
Nephew (n = 1)
Patient and carer living together Yes (n = 10)
No (n = 7)
Occupation Residential home manager (n = 1)
Unemployed (n = 3)
Retired (n = 6)
Classroom Assistant (n = 1)
Housewife (n = 3)
Probation Officer (n = 1)
Porter (n = 1)
Health and Safety Officer (n = 1)
Time post bereavement Mean: 7 months
Median: 6 months
Range: 4–17 months
Area Northern Ireland (n = 10)
Republic of Ireland (n = 7)
Rural (n = 8)
Urban (n = 9)
Diagnosis COPD (n = 12)
Interstitial Lung Disease (n = 4)
Bronchiectasis (n = 1)
Interview Type Face to Face (n = 10)
Telephone (n = 7)