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Table 3 Characteristics of study participants

From: Attitude change and increased confidence with management of chronic breathlessness following a health professional training workshop: a survey evaluation

CharacteristicSubmitted baseline survey, n = 47
n (%)
Submitted baseline and post-surveys, n = 39
n (%)
Gender (female/male)43/4 (91/9)35/4 (90/10)
Age (years)40.7 (11.0)*40.5 (10.5)*
Professional role in the last 6 months
 Mainly clinical (direct patient management)41 (87.2)34 (87.2)
 Hospital (public)24 (51.1)21 (53.8)
 Hospital (private)1 (2.1)1 (2.6)
 Primary/Intermediate Care4 (8.5)2 (5.1)
 Community-based (public)5 (10.6)4 (10.3)
 Community-based (non-government)1 (2.1)1 (2.6)
 Community-based (private practice)3 (6.4)2 (5.1)
 Community-based (palliative care)3 (6.4)3 (7.7)
 Mainly non-clinical (e.g. academic/ research)6 (12.8)5 (12.8)
 University teaching3 (6.4)2 (5.1)
 University full-time research2 (4.3)2 (5.1)
 University full-time post-grad coursework1 (2.1)1 (2.6)
Professional discipline
 Allied Health Assistance1 (2.1)1 (2.6)
 Nursing12 (25.5)10 (25.6)
 Occupational Therapy2 (4.2)1 (5.1)
 Physiotherapy32 (68.1)27 (69.2)
How many years have you been practicing with people with chronic breathlessness? (years)7 [11]#8 [10]#
In the past 3 months, how often have you had a conversation about chronic breathlessness?
 At least once a day15 (31.9)12 (30.8)
 At least once a week24 (51.1)20 (51.3)
 At least once a month5 (10.6)5 (12.8)
 Not at all00
No direct clinical contact with people with chronic breathlessness3 (6.4)2 (5.1)
How would you rate your expertise in chronic breathlessness? (0–10 VAS)5.4 (1.7)*5.5 (1.5)*
  1. *mean [SD]; #median [IQR]; VAS visual analogue scale