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Table 1 Vignette design

From: Healthcare professionals’ perspective on treatment burden and patient capacity in low-income rural populations: challenges and opportunities

  Variables Variables in each vignette () indicates number of vignettes which included the variable
Controlled variables Age 50–60 yrs (3 vignettes); 60–75 yrs (3)
Gender Male (3) Female (3)
Chronic conditions All vignette patients had at least 3 of the following conditions:
musculoskeletal pain/arthritis (6); type 2 diabetes (4); diabetic sequelae (2); mental health (4); gut/bowel (3); cardiovascular (3); respiratory (2)
Environmental variables Income source Age pension (2); disability pension (1); unemployed (2); part-time work (1)
Family situation Living with spouse (3—all 60 + yr); spouse and children (1); single parent (1); alone (1)
Housing Rental (3); own home (2); mobile home (1)
Narrative (capacity) variables   These factors were distributed across the vignettes
Physical Diabetes complications, blood sugar control, multiple surgeries, functional or mobility impairments
Personal Mental health issues, motivation, memory
Social Family proximity, carer demands, quality of family relationships, family stressors (e.g. substance use), socially engaged or isolated
Employment Job loss, manual work history, self-employment, voluntary work, carer demands