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Table 3 Focus group composition and participant characteristics (n = 26)

From: Lead users’ ideas on core features to support physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a first step in the development of an internet service using participatory design

Focus group 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
SRA1 CH2 LH3 CH UH4 LH %
  n = 5 n = 6 n = 4 n = 4 n = 3 n = 4  
Gender  
Male/Female 1/4 2/4 1/3 0/4 0/3 1/3 19/81
Age 46 65.5 57.5 37 54 69 605
years (31–63) (63–71) (54–62) (31–50) (41–64) (68–71) (31–71)
Disease duration 22 14.5 16 1.5 21 13.5 155
years (2–44) (6–25) (12–40) (1–2) (19–28) (8–15) (1–40)
Marital Status  
Married or Cohabitant/Single 2/3 6/0 2/2 1/3 3/0 1/3 58/42
Working status  
Full time 1 1 0 2 0 0 15
Part time 2 0 2 1 2 0 27
Retired 1 5 2 0 1 4 50
Other 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
Education  
University/High school/Public school 2/3/0 2/2/2 1/3/0 1/3/0 3/0/0 0/2/2 35/50/15
Smoker  
Yes/No/Previous 1/4/0 0/1/5 0/1/3 1/2/1 1/1/1 0/1/3 12/38/50
Readiness to engage in PA 6  
Precontemplation 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Contemplation 2 0 0 0 1 0 11.5
Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Action 0 1 0 2 0 0 11.5
Maintenance 2 5 4 2 2 4 73
Internet experiences  
Yes/No 5/0 1/5 2/2 3/1 3/0 0/4 55/45
  1. Note: 1 SRA, Swedish Rheumatism Association; 2 CH, County hospital; 3 LH, Local hospital; 4 UH, University hospital; 5Median (min-max); 6 PA, Physical activity.
  2. Data are shown as numbers with lowest and highest values within brackets.