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Table 1 Demographic information of participants

From: The development of empathy in the healthcare setting: a qualitative approach

  Profile of Participants
All Doctor Nurse Multidisciplinary team Medical student Nursing student
Characteristics N = 60 N = 5 N = 11 N = 5 N = 21 N = 18
Sex
 Female 40 (66.7) 5 (100) 10 (90.9) 3 (60) 7 (33.3) 15 (83.3)
 Male 20 (33.3) - 1 (9.1) 2 (40) 14 (66.7) 3 (16.7)
Race
 Chinese 39 (65) 4 (80) 5 (45.5) 4 (80) 18 (85.7) 8 (44.4)
 Malay 9 (15) - 1 (9.1) 1 (20) 1 (4.8) 6 (33.3)
 Indian 5 (8.3) - 1 (9.1) - 2 (9.5) 2 (11.1)
 Other 7 (11.7) 1 (20) 4 (36.4) - - 2 (11.1)
Education
 Secondary 2 (3.3) - 1 (9.1) - - 1 (5.6)
 Post-secondary (non-tertiary) 32 (53.3) - 2 (18.2) - 19 (90.5) 11 (61.1)
 Polytechnic diploma 5 (8.3) - - - 2 (9.5) 3 (16.7)
 Bachelors 14 (23.3) 3 (60) 7 (63.6) 3 (60) - 1 (5.6)
 Masters 4 (6.7) 2 (40) - 2 (40) - -
 Professional Qualification 2 (3.3) - - - - 2 (11.1)
 Postgraduate Diploma Certificate 1 (1.7) - 1 (9.1)   - -
Age (years) M = 27.9
SD = 8.9
M = 32.6
SD = 3.9
M = 36
SD = 13.3
M = 33.4
SD = 7.9
M = 22.5
SD = 0.7
M = 26.4
SD = 7.4
Years of Practice   M = 6.4
SD = 5.8
M = 12
SD = 13.8
M = 9
SD = 8.8