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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants

From: Clinician based decision tool to guide recommended interval between colonoscopies: development and evaluation pilot study

  Focus groups (FG) Tool evaluation pilot study (N = 6)b
Qualitative FG participation (N = 22) Completed 7 scenario survey (N = 19) Completed 12 scenario surveya (N = 10)
Clinician type
General Surgeon 5 (23%) 5 (26%) 0 3 (50%)
Gastroenterologist 7 (32%) 4 (21%) 4 (40%) 3 (50%)
Primary Care Physician 4 (18%) 4 (21%) 4 (40%) 0
Resident (Surgeon or GI) 6 (27%) 6 (32%) 2 (20%) 0
Training
Canada 16 (73%) 16 (84%) 9 (90%) 5 (83%)
U.S.A 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 1 (17%)
Canada and U.S.A 3 (14%) 2 (11%) 0 0
Gender
Male 16 (73%) 13 (68%) 5 (50%) 6 (100%)
Female 6 (27%) 6 (32%) 5 (50%) 0
  1. aThe 12 scenario survey comprised the same scenarios as the 7 scenario survey, plus an additional 5 scenarios. The General Surgeons and Surgeon Residents were given the 7-scenario version of the survey in their focus group
  2. bOf the endoscopists in the pilot study, 2 were also in the focus groups while 4 did not overlap with those in the focus groups