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Table 2 Demographic details of the patient, family caregivers and health care professional cohorts

From: Assistive technologies after stroke: self-management or fending for yourself? A focus group study

  Patient (AT naïve and experienced) Family caregivers (AT naïve and experienced) Health care professionals
  n = 8 n = 7 n = 6
Age (years) 46-79 44-82 Not applicable
Gender 1 female 6 female 5 female
7 male 1 male 1 male
Living situation 2 alone 1 alone Not applicable
6 with partner/spouse 6 partner/spouses
Time since stroke (years) 1-12 2-13 Not applicable
Employment status 1 working 1 working Qualified 6–24 years
Experience of using AT prior to exhibition 4 none 4 none 1 none
4 prior experience 3 prior experience 5 prior experience
What ATs used before exhibition 1 Robot 1 Robot 3 ES
2 ES 1 ES 4 Dynamic Splints
1 Implanted ES 1 Implanted ES 4 Virtual reality
1 Dynamic Splints 1 Dynamic Splints /Computer games
Professional status Not asked Not asked 2 Physiotherapist (NHS) 1 Physiotherapist (Private practice), 1 Occupational Therapist (NHS), 1 Occupational Therapist (Social Services), 1 Clinical Registrar
  1. AT Assistive technology, ES Electrical stimulation.