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Table 2 Characteristics of Study Participants

From: Health-related expectations of the chronically critically ill: a multi-perspective qualitative study

Residents characteristics represented by both resident and family participants n = 12
Age, years
 20–39 2
 40–59 4
 60+ 6
Sex
 Male 5
 Female 7
Cultural Background
 Asian 3
 Caucasian 7
 South Asian 2
Most recent primary ICU admission diagnosis
 Trauma 1
 Sepsis 4
 Respiratory failure 5
 Neurological Insult 2
Time from Admission to Interview
  < 1 year 6
 1–5 years 4
  > 5 years 2
Advanced Care Directive
 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 7
 Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) 5
Method of Communication
 Verbal 6
 Mouthing Words 3
 Blinking and Nodding 2
 Eyegaze Technology 1
Level of Function
 Wheelchair, independent 4
 Wheelchair, dependent 7
 Bedridden 1
Family Members who participated in an interview n = 11
Age, years
 20–39 1
 40–59 8
 60+ 2
Sex
 Male 2
 Female 9
Relationship to Resident
 Parent 2
 Spouse 2
 Child 5
 Sibling 2
Healthcare Providers who participated in an interview n = 21
Position
 Nurse 16
 Other healthcare provider 2
 Administrative 3
  Mean
Length of Employment, years 6.42
Age, years 32