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Table 2 Study group, practice and participant information

From: The ‘vicious cycle’ of personalised asthma action plan implementation in primary care: a qualitative study of patients and health professionals’ views

  Gender Age Asthma duration (years) Smoker: X = no = yes Had asthma diploma Career duration (years) Participant numbers
Group 1: training practice, urban location, practice population < 3000
Pat* 1 Male 46–65 <5 X N/A N/A 5
Pat 2 Female 26–45 5+ X N/A N/A
Pat 3 Female 46–65 5+ Ex-smoker N/A N/A
PN1 Female N/A N/A N/A <10
GP 1 Male N/A N/A N/A X 20+
Group 2: urban & semi-rural location, practice population > 4000
Pat 1 Female 46–65 5+ Ex-smoker N/A N/A 6
Pat 2 Male 46–65 5+ X N/A N/A
PN 1 Female N/A N/A N/A 10–20
PN 2 Female N/A N/A N/A <10
GP 1 Male N/A N/A N/A X 20+
Hospital nurse 1 Female N/A N/A N/A Specialist  
Group 3: rural location, practice population < 3000
Pat 1 Male 46–65 5+ X N/A N/A 5
Pat 2 Female 46–65 5+ N/A N/A
Pat 3 Female 46–65 5+ X N/A N/A
PN 1 Female N/A N/A N/A 20+
GP 1 Female N/A N/A N/A X 20+
Group 4: urban practice, practice population > 4000
Pat 1 Female 46–65 5+ X N/A N/A 3
PN 1 Female N/A N/A N/A 20+
GP 1 Female N/A N/A N/A X 10–20
Group 5: training practice, urban & semi-rural, practice population >4000
Pat 1 Male 46–65 5+ X N/A N/A 5
Pat 2 Female 66+ 5+ X N/A N/A
PN 1 Female N/A N/A N/A <10
PN 2 Female N/A N/A N/A 10–20
GP 1 Male N/A N/A N/A X 10–20
Additional health professionals group
PN 1 Female N/A N/A N/A 10–20 5
PN 2 Female N/A N/A N/A 20+
PN 3 Female N/A N/A N/A 10–20
GP 1 Female N/A N/A N/A X 10–20
GP 2 Male N/A N/A N/A not known 10–20
Total participants: 11 patients + 18 professionals 29
  1. Notes: *For abbreviations - see list of abbreviated terms in main text
  2. Patients had asthma of any severity. No patient had had an asthma related hospital admission in the last year
  3. Number of patients interested in taking part/Number interviewed per practice: Group 1: 4/3; Group 2: 4/2: Group 3: 7/3: Group 4: 1/1; Group 5: 4/2. Patients were chosen to provide the broadest range of views e.g. age, gender, with/without PAAPs