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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: How to become an expert educator: a qualitative study on the view of health professionals with experience in patient education

  Number
Gender  
 Female 17
 Male 2
Age  
 25–39 7
 40–49 9
 50–62 3
Nationality  
 Norwegian 11
 Icelandic 8
Profession  
 Registered nurse 14
 Physiotherapist 3
 Cardiologist 2
Highest academic degree  
 BSc 13
 MSc 4
 PhD 2
Source of competence in patient education  
 Self-study (e.g. books/literature) 17
 Supervision by an experienced colleague 14
 Undergraduate education 12
 Postgraduate education 12
 Patient education course 7
Experience in patient education  
 >3 years 14
 1–3 years 3
 <1 year 2
Self-evaluated experience in patient education  
 Little experience 0
 Average experience 3
 Experienced 13
 Extensive experience 3