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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Care providers’ perceptions towards challenges and opportunities for service improvement at diabetes management clinics in public primary health care in Muscat, Oman: a qualitative study

Participants Observed only Interviewed only Observed and then interviewed
Profession P N D P N D HE O P N D HE O
 Female O 2 1 7 6 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 2
 Male 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age, years 30–45 30–45 30–45
Experience, years 5–20 5–20 5–20
Nationality Egyptian, Indian, Omani Omani, Sudanese Omani
Language English and Arabic English and Arabic English and Arabic
Patients
 Sex
  Female 13
  Male 1
Age, years 30–80 years   
Duration of type 2 diabetes, years 5–20 years   
Nationality Omani   
  1. P Physicians, N Nurses, D Dieticians, HE Health Educators, O Others (pharmacist, assistant pharmacist, psychologist and medical Orderly)