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Table 1 Focus group discussion and interview participant characteristics

From: Clinical mentorship to improve pediatric quality of care at the health centers in rural Rwanda: a qualitative study of perceptions and acceptability of health care workers

Participants by district Level of education Number of included participants Average professional experience in years Average mentoring visits received within last 12 months Type of data collection
Kirehe district      
Nurses A2¥ 9 5.5 12 FGD
  A1§ 2 2.3 12
Health center directors A2 12 6.2 12 FGD
  A1 1 5.3 10
IMCI mentor A1 1 5 N/A Interview
District medical director A0ǁ 1 >15 N/A Interview
Southern Kayonza district   
Nurses A2 6 5.7 14 FGD
  A1 2 2.8 15
Health center directors A2 7 7.1 10 FGD
  A1 1 3.2 10
IMCI mentor A0 1 6 N/A Interview
District medical director A0 1 5 N/A Interview
  1. ¥High school (secondary) level as defined by Rwanda education council.
  2. §Two to three years of post-secondary education as defined by Rwanda education council.
  3. ǁBachelors degree as defined by Rwanda high education council.
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