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Table 1 Details of focus groups

From: What do patients and the public know about clinical practice guidelines and what do they want from them? A qualitative study

Focus group Participant type Number Gender Age range Location
G1 No medical condition. Recruited from Dundee University. 7 7 female 30s – 60s Dundee, Scotland
G2 People with a diagnosis of diabetes. Recruited from Diabetes UK, via the SIGN network of voluntary organisations. 7 4 male, 3 female 40 - 75 Glasgow, Scotland
G3 No medical condition. Recruited from the SIGN network of patient organisations. 4 1 male, 3 female 45 - 75 Inverness, Scotland
G4 People with a diagnosis of depression. Recruited via the SIGN network of voluntary organisations. 7 3 male, 4 female 30 - 75 Edinburgh, Scotland
G5 No medical condition Recruited through Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) and the University of Dundee. 7 6 male, 1 female 41 – 70 Dundee, Scotland
G6 Young people. Recruited by the Scottish Health Council. 5 2 male, 3 female 18-25 Glasgow, Scotland
G7 Health communications professionals including representatives from the voluntary sector, media, and academic journals. 11 3 male, 8 female not recorded London, England
G8 No medical condition. Recruited through Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) and the University of Dundee. 9 2 male, 7 female 40s-60s Dundee, Scotland
G9 No medical condition. Recruited through Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) 5 1 male, 4 female 40s – 70s Dundee, Scotland