Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Palliative care for persons with Parkinson’s disease: a qualitative study on the experiences of health care professionals

  Individual interview (n = 10) Focus group discussion (n = 29)
Gender
 Women 7 26
Professional background
 Neurologist 1 1
 Elderly care physician 1 2
 Psychologist 1
 PD nurse practitioner 1 6
 Community nurse 1 1
 Physiotherapist 1 10
 Speech therapist 1 3
 Occupational therapist 1 3
 Dietician 1 2
 Othera 2
Age
 25–34 1 2
 35–44 4 4
 45–54 1 11
 55–64 4 11
 65+ 1
Highest educational level
 Secondary education 2
 Higher education 5 20
 University 5 7
Setting
 Academic hospital 3 3
 Community hospital 1 3
 Nursing home 1 12
 Private clinic 2 8
 Home care 2 2
 Hospice
 Rehabilitation centre 2
 Primary healthcare centre 1 4
  1. aOther: general practitioner & psychiatrist