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Table 3 Focus group and interview participant characteristics

From: Introducing the chronic disease self-management program in Switzerland and other German-speaking countries: findings of a cross-border adaptation using a multiple-methods approach

Focus group FG, participants FG 1 (n = 5) FG 2 (n = 9) FG 3 (n = 5) FG 4 (n = 9) FG 5 (n = 7) FG 6 (n = 9) FG 7 (n = 3) FG 8 (n = 6) Interview 1 Interview 2 Interview 3 Sum (n)
Significant other 1 - - 1 2 - - 4 - 1 - 9
Sex             
 Female 3 5 1 9 7 9 3 6 1 1 1 46
 Male 2 4 4 - - - - - - - - 10
Age Ø 60 (54–66) 56 (43–71) 54 (43–65) 66 (33–81) 64 (56–82) 58 (39–74) 52 (42–64) 51 (46–57) 51 - 47  
 30-49 years - 3 2 1 - 2 1 3 - - 1 13
 50-69 years 2 5 3 5 6 2 2 2 1 - - 28
 70-89 years - 1 - 3 1 3 - - - - - 8
 Not specified 3 - - - - 2 - 1 - 1 - 7
Education             
 Secondary school - 2 - 1 1 5 - 2 - - - 11
 University degree - 4 5 1 3 1 - 2 - - - 16
 Apprenticeship - - - 6 2 1 3 1 1 - - 14
 Not specified 5 - - - - 2 - 1 - 1 1 10
Family status             
 Living alone 3 3 2 5 4 2 2 1 - - - 22
 Living with partner - 1 3 1 1 3 1 - 1 1 - 12
 Living with family 2 3 - 1 1 2 - 5 - - 1 15
 Not specified - 2 - 2 1 2 - - - - - 7
Chronic conditions             
 Heart disease - 1 1 1 - 3 1 - - - - 7
 Metabolic disease 1 9 6 2 - 2 - 1 1 - - 22
 Musculoskeletal - 1 - 6 4 5 2 1 2 - - 21
 Mental health 1 - 1 1 1 2 - - - - 1 7
 Multiple morbidities 1 1 3 3 3 5 1 - 1 - - 18
 Not specified 1 - - 2 2 3 - 2 - - - 10
Medications Ø - 3.9 (1–10) 2.8 (1–7) 3.6 (1–7) 7 (1–15) 5 (1–12) 1.5 (1–2) 2 (1–3) 2 - -  
 ≤5 - 7 4 5 2 5 2 3 1 - - 29
 >5 - 2 1 1 3 2 - - - - - 9
 Not specified 5 - - 3 2 2 1 3 - 1 1 18