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Table 1 Characteristics of co-creators

From: Participatory methods in a digital setting: experiences from the co-creation of an eHealth tool for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Characteristicsa Persons with COPD
(n = 10)
Relatives
(n = 2)
Health care professionals (n = 5)b
Age, years 71.1 ± 10.8 74.5 ± 6.4 n/a
Women 6 (60) 1 (50) 4 (80)
Public health care region    
     Region Västerbotten 5 (50) 2 (100) 2 (40)
     Region Stockholm 5 (50) 0 2 (40)
     Other 0 0 1 (20)
Living rural 4 (40) 2 (100) n/a
Employment    
     Occupational pension 7 (70) 2 (100) 1 (20)
     Disability pension 2 (20) - -
     Gainful employment 1 (10) - 4 (80)
Years within profession (min–max) n/a n/a 20 ± 14 (5–36)
Time since COPD diagnosis, years (min–max) 9.6 ± 8.2 (1–24) n/a n/a
FEV1, % predicted (min–max) 49 ± 24 (20–91) n/a n/a
FEV% (min–max) 51 ± 17 (22–70) n/a n/a
COPD assessment test (min–max)c 18 ± 10 (4–33) n/a n/a
Moderate-vigorous intensity physical exercise ≥ 30 min/week 5 (50) n/a n/a
Low intensity physical activity (≥ 10 min bouts) ≥ 30 min/week 7 (70) n/a n/a
  1. COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV1: Forced Expiratory Volume in one second; FEV%: Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1/FVC)
  2. aValues are mean ± standard deviation, SD or number (percent, %)
  3. bIncluding the patient organization representative
  4. cScores ranging from 0 to 40, with higher values indicating more symptoms