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Table 5 Characteristics of the participants and their consultation

From: Assessment of motivational interviewing: a qualitative study of response process validity, content validity and feasibility of the motivational interviewing target scheme (MITS) in general practice

Characteristic Mean (SD) %/ Range
Participants (n = 9)
GPs age (n = 2) 56.5 (0,7)  
GP-trainee age (n = 7) 34.4 (3.3)  
Dutch   78
Female   67
Read about MI before   100
Did not receive any training in MI   11
More than four hours training in MI   44
Consultations
Reason for encounter: physical problem   78
Smoking cigarettes was discussed   78
Physical exercise and diet were discussed   11
Smoking cigarettes and losing weight were discussed   11
Duration of consultation (minutes) 14 (3.4) (Range 11–20)
Time spent on discussing behaviour change (minutes) 7.3 (3.2) (Range 2.3–10.3)